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 troubles in Buellton during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning will forever 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 gathered this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Is the thermostat switched to heat? If yes, increase the temperature by five degrees to test if it turns on.
    • If everything looks correct, test 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, return to your thermostat.
    • Try replacing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is a blockage causing your heat pump to fail?
    • Examine your air filters inside your air handler to confirm they’re not blocking things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump fix, call Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning at 805-242-9638 and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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