With cool temperatures on their way, keeping your home warm and comfortable should be a number one priority on your list this upcoming winter season. Your home should be a place of retreat from the cool winds and freezing temperatures that are sure to arrive once fall comes to an end. Making sure your heater is in good condition is a great way to ensure that your home is prepared for the winter. One common problem that home owners run into is a problem with their heat pump. When a heat pump fails to work properly, your home may be left feeling a lot cooler than you would like it to.
Outside Heat Pump Unit Not Turning On or Working
There are a handful of common hiccups that occur with heat pumps to look out for. If you catch the problem early enough, you can save yourself a great deal of time, money and being uncomfortable. One of the biggest problems that prevent a heat pump from working properly is when your outside unit fails to turn on all together. If your system is not receiving power, this could mean a few different issues are occurring. You may have a defective breaker, so check your breaker box to see if one has tripped. If you flip the breaker back on but it continues to trip, call a professional immediately, this is a major issue that should be taken care of as soon as possible to avoid any potential fires.
Heat Pump Freezing Up
Another common issue that will occur is a heat pump may freeze up with ice. This can happen simply from normal operation during cold and freezing weather outside. If your unit is low on refrigerant this can also cause your heat pump to freeze over. A defective blower motor or a defective defrost timer will also cause your heat pump to freeze over and if not taken care of properly will lead to other issues that will end up costing you a lot of money in repairs. Be sure to check your filter and if it is dirty, change it out. Dirty filters and dirty coils can cause your heat pump to freeze over and malfunction.
Heat Pump Running Constantly
If you notice that your outdoor unit is running constantly, you may want to check your thermostat. A faulty thermostat can cause your unit to run for long periods of time, even if your home has reached the desired temperature, a faulty thermostat will not recognize that and force your unit to continue to run.
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If you are experiencing problems with your heater working properly, contact Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning today. Our technicians are skilled and professional and will get your home ready for this coming winter.