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 problems in Payson during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling will always be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is needed 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 strange, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize 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 accurate, 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 switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • Try replacing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is a blockage causing your heat pump to fail?
    • Check your air filters inside your air handler to make sure 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 repair, call North Mechanical Heating and Cooling at 928-263-8570 and we’ll return your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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