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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Opelika during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is needed and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Is the thermostat switched to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to check if it switches on.
    • If everything looks accurate, check 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 kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • Try changing 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 confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Farnell Mechanical, Inc. at 334-524-2458 or set up an appointment up online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.