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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in West Palm Beach during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Summit Air Conditioning 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 necessary and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Is the thermostat switched to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to check if it kicks on.
    • If everything looks right, inspect your heat pump switch (if it has one) and inspect 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 swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an impasse causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Summit Air Conditioning Inc at 561-582-3390 or set up an appointment up online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.