Reasons for Heat Pump Repair
If your heat pump does not turn on, you should check the circuit breaker in the main electrical panel to see if it has been tripped. If resetting it still does not turn on the heat pump, it requires professional assessment and repair. The reason could be a blown capacitor, which runs the motors. Our team of technicians will isolate the problem and conduct the necessary repairs.
Another potential issue with the heat pump is if it does not generate enough heat or any heat at all. The first thing to do is to check your thermostat settings and then ensure that the intake vents are open and clear of obstruction. Improper airflow can make the heat pump work harder to heat.
A heat pump doubles as an air conditioner and has a reversing valve that helps it switch between the two modes. If the valve is broken, the heat pump will blow cool air even when set to heat. Low refrigerant levels could also be the cause. Dirty coils or fans and blocked ducts can cause this issue as well. Our technicians will inspect and resolve these issues. Frequent cycles can be caused by improper thermostat settings, an air filter that needs replacing, or valves that are damaged.
In general, professional repair of a heat pump involves a few systematic steps.
- Conducting an inspection to find the cause of the issue
- Explaining your repair needs
- Providing a repair estimate
- Replacing or repairing defective components
- Recalibrating the thermostat
- Double-checking our work
- Cleaning our work area