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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 troubles in Albuquerque during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling will forever be there ASAP when you ask for 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 gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to test if it switches on.
    • If everything looks correct, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and check the fuses and circuit breaker that guard the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
    • Try changing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an impasse causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters inside your air handler to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump fix, call Desert Suns Heating & Cooling at 505-994-9176 or schedule an appointment up online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.