What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

March 08, 2017

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Rapid City during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Street Heating and Cooling will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve collected 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 switched off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, increase the temperature by five degrees to test if it kicks on.
    • If everything looks correct, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and inspect 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, return to your thermostat.
    • Try replacing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your heat pump to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Street Heating and Cooling at 605-206-3915 and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Rapid City during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Street Heating and Cooling will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to try before you give us a call. 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 switched off. Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, increase the temperature by five degrees to test if it kicks on. If everything looks correct, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and inspect the fuses and circuit breaker that protect the extra heating element (if it has one). If the heat pump still hasn’t switched on, return to your thermostat. Try replacing the battery, if it has one. Is an obstruction causing your heat pump to not work? Inspect your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not jamming things up. Are your room heating registers open and clear? If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Street Heating and Cooling at 605-206-3915 and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.">