Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Omaha during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at The Frazier Company will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.
- It may sound silly, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
If the heat pump still hasn’t turned on, go back to your thermostat.
- Is the thermostat switched to heat? If yes, increase the temperature by five degrees to test if it switches on.
- If everything looks correct, 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).
Is an obstruction causing your heat pump to fail?
- Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
- Inspect your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
- Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?
If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call The Frazier Company at 402-628-0206 and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.