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 issues in Las Vegas during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Polar Air & Heating, Inc. 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 money if it’s not. We’ve collected 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 numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Is the thermostat switched to heat? If yes, increase the temperature by five degrees to test if it kicks on.
    • If everything looks correct, 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 replacing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an impasse causing your heat pump to fail?
    • Check your air filters inside your air handler to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Polar Air & Heating, Inc. at 702-623-0579 and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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