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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 Tampa Bay during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Langford Cooling will constantly be there ASAP when you ask for 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 compiled this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to test if it turns on.
    • If everything looks right, inspect 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 switched on, go back to your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is a blockage causing your heat pump to not work?
    • Examine your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Langford Cooling at 813-898-9553 or arrange an appointment up online and we’ll restore your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.