man adjusting thermostat

What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Bakersfield during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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 important and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, increase the temperature by five degrees to see if it switches on.
    • If everything looks accurate, test 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 kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Examine 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 gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 661-437-3499 or schedule an appointment up online and we’ll restore your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.