What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

March 08, 2017

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Wyandotte during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is necessary and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find 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 check if it switches on.
    • If everything looks right, inspect your heat pump switch (if it has one) and check the fuses and circuit breaker that guard the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • Try changing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your heat pump to not work?
    • Check 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 gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning at 734-363-8907 and we’ll return your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.