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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Orange County during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Ocean Air Conditioning will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure 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 ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to test if it switches on.
    • If everything looks accurate, check 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).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t turned on, go back to your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an obstruction 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 clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump fix, call Ocean Air Conditioning at 949-525-9119 or arrange an appointment up online and we’ll restore your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.