What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Safford during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at B&D Air Conditioning will forever be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to test if it kicks on.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and test the fuses and circuit breaker that shield the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • Try replacing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters inside your air handler to confirm they’re not blocking things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call B&D Air Conditioning at 928-432-6018 and we’ll restore your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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