What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

March 08, 2017

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in the Rio Grande Valley during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. will forever be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is necessary and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to test if it turns on.
    • If everything looks correct, check 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).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t turned on, go back to 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 gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. at 956-381-1162 and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.