It can be alarming when you are experiencing an issue with your heat pump, especially if you are either dealing with the heat of summer or are experiencing a cold winter season. If you’ve had routine service on your HVAC system but are still experiencing a problem, try some of these helpful tips for troubleshooting the heat pump:
- How long has it been since you changed your filter? This can prevent your heat pump from functioning properly. As a best practice, it’s a good idea to inspect your filter monthly and change it when you notice that it’s dirty. There are a number of factors that may cause you to need to change your air filter more frequently, such as the type of filter that your system uses, the amount of use your HVAC system is getting, and if you are a pet owner.
- What is the condition of your outdoor condensing unit? Be sure to clean off any debris around the unit You may even want to turn it off and remove the grille to give the fan and condensing coil a thorough cleaning.
- Are you able to turn your heat pump on? If not, check your circuit breaker. In many cases your heat pump is not turning on due to a blown fuse or overloaded circuit. If you are still having issues after checking the electrical supply, contact an HVAC professional.
- Check the thermostat. Problems with your heat pump turning on and off could be traced back to the thermostat. If it’s battery operated, check the battery and replace if needed. Make sure the thermostat is set to the correct mode (heating or cooling).
- Insufficient cooling might be a result of a clogged air filter or an evaporator coil that’s coated with dust and/r mold. Clean the coil regularly to make sure the essential heat-exchange process can continue unimpeded.
If you’re still having issues after troubleshooting the heat pump, it’s time to contact us at Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing. We’ve been serving the Greater Cleveland area for nearly 80 years and can offer a knowledge of wealth when it comes to your HVAC system and plumbing needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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