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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 Show Low during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. will forever be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Is the thermostat switched to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to test if it turns on.
    • If everything looks right, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and inspect the fuses and circuit breaker that shield the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t kicked on, return to your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is a blockage causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Inspect your air filters inside your air handler to ensure 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 fix, call Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. at 928-537-1803 or schedule an appointment up online and we’ll return your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.