Common Heat Pump Issues and Fixes – Part Two of Two
In Part One of this blog, we described what to do if your heat pump doesn’t power on. In Part Two, we’ll look at two other common heat pump problems and their solutions.
Heat Pump Problem 2: Your heat pump isn’t heating or cooling your room properly
If you own a heat pump, you know that the air it produces isn’t as warm as that produced by a furnaceor boiler. But it should still be warm; if it isn’t, take the following steps.
- Check the settings on your thermostat – Make sure the temperature is set for at least five degrees above the current room temperature.
- Make sure all vents are open – Make sure warm air can flow throughout your house.
- Clean the heat pump filter – Dirty filters can hamper a heat pump blower’s ability to distribute hot air. If your heat pump filter is dirty, change it following manufacturer’s instructions (hint: filter changes are included in a heat pump service plan, along with other great benefits – contact us to learn more).
If these simple steps don’t work, it means that either the blower or some other part of your heating pump system isn’t working properly. Both of these problems require professional heat pump service.
Heat Pump Problem 3: Your heat pump cycles too frequently
When a heat pump cycles (turns on and off) more frequently than you think it should, the problem may be that the unit is overheating because of a clogged filter; try cleaning or replacing the filter (following manufacturer’s instructions) to see if the problem goes away.
If cleaning your filter doesn’t fix the problem, check the thermostat; it may be set incorrectly. The thermostat could also be improperly calibrated or installed – though if the thermostat has been working for a while, the latter issue isn’t likely to be the case.
If the heat pump continues to cycle more often than it should, contact us for a repair.
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