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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Pinellas County during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed 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 silly, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to check if it turns on.
    • If everything looks right, inspect your heat pump switch (if it has one) and check the fuses and circuit breaker that protect 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 impasse causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Inspect your air filters inside your air handler to ensure 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 fix, call Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc at 727-398-5515 or set up an appointment up online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.