What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Lake Worth during the winter time, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc will constantly 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 important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize 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 test if it turns on.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and test the fuses and circuit breaker that guard the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t kicked 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 unbarred?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump fix, call Smyth Air Conditioning Inc at 561-533-6066 and we’ll return your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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