Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in York during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.
- 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 turned off.
If the heat pump still hasn’t switched on, go back to your thermostat.
- Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to check if it turns on.
- If everything looks correct, inspect your heat pump switch (if it has one) and test the fuses and circuit breaker that protect the extra heating element (if it has one).
Is a blockage causing your heat pump to not work?
- Try replacing the battery, if it has one.
- Check your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
- Are your room heating registers open and clear?
If you’ve gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning at 717-383-4479 and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.