Heat Pump Repair
Heat Pump Repairs can be as simple to changing the batteries in your thermostat, or your heat pump repair might require the attention of a trained heat pump repair technician. Let's discuss some common issues with heat pumps so you can assess your heat pump issues and help solve your heat pump repair problem as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
Repairs for many heat pump problems often begin with a malfunctioning thermostat. If you are experiencing issues with your heat pump, the first thing you should do is test your thermostat to determine if it is working properly.
If your heat pump does not run at all, it is most likely that the thermostat must be replaced or repaired or the heat pump is not receiving any power. After checking the thermostat, turn the circuit breaker associated with the heat pump all the way off and then flip it back on. This will reset the circuit breaker in the event that it was tripped. If the circuit breaker trips again, its time to call a repair technician to help you repair the heat pump's electrical system.
If your heat pump is not heating or cooling correctly, again, check your thermostat. Raise the temperature and wait a few minutes to see if you feel additional heat. Also, check to make sure the registers are open throughout your home. Remember, heat pumps do not discharge air that is as hot as an electric or gas forced air furnace, so do not expect super hot air. Heat pumps warm your home slowly over a longer period of time.
If the home is still not heating, determine if the heat pump filter is dirty and needs to be changed and clean the coils on the condensing unit. If these steps do not work, the auxiliary heating elements on your heat pump may need to be repaired, the blower may not be working, or there may be some other issue with the internal workings of your heat pump. It is time to call an expert to help you with your heat pump repair.
If your heat pump is freezing up, the defrost cycle should kick on periodically to melt the ice. This is common in really cold weather and most heat pumps have an auxiliary heating source that will automatically kick in when the temperatures are too low for a heat pump to operate properly. If this is the case, you may not need a heat pump repair, you just need to wait for warmer weather.
If your heat pump blower stops working, it is possible that the heat pump's limit switch is shutting off the heat if the air in the heat pump gets too hot. Check the thermostat to see if the fan is set to off or auto. If it is already off, the heat pump's limit switch may need to be repaired. Alternatively, the belt that runs the blower may have become dislodged or broken, which is a simple repair. Check the number on the belt and you can purchase a replacement at your local home improvement store.
If your heat pump is turning on and off too frequently, the unit may be overheating due to a clogged filter or blower. Or more likely, the thermostat on your heat pump is not properly calibrated and is in need of repair.
If your heat pump is making noises, turn the unit off and call a heat pump repair technician. Squealing and grinding sounds are never good and could cause significant damage to your heat pump.
Are you still having problems? Give Advanced Mechanical a call and we can help you with your heat pump repair!