Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Bend during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Tri County Climate Control LLC will constantly 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 important and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.
- It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
If the heat pump still hasn’t kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
- Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to test if it switches on.
- If everything looks right, test your heat pump switch (if it has one) and test the fuses and circuit breaker that shield the extra heating element (if it has one).
Is an impasse causing your heat pump to fail?
- Try changing the battery, if it has one.
- Examine your air filters inside your air handler to ensure they’re not clogging things up.
- Are your room heating registers open and unobstructed?
If you’ve worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Tri County Climate Control LLC at 541-238-2797 and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.