False Alarms vs. Actual Issues: Identifying Heat Pump Problems

Issues with your HVAC system can affect your home’s comfort and even your energy bills. If you think something isn’t right with your equipment or it isn’t functioning properly, make sure to contact a local home heating repair technician immediately. Knowing about common heat pump issues can help you determine whether you need to call a professional or it if it’s simply a false alarm.

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Here are some signs of actual heat pump problems.

Heat pump won’t turn on. If your heat pump won’t turn on and you can hear a faint clicking noise coming from the equipment, it could be that there’s a problem with the starter capacitor. This part of your heat pump transmits an electrical charge that turns on the motors. You’ll need to contact an HVAC professional to have this component replaced.

In some cases, heat pumps won’t operate due to a tripped breaker, so check to make sure your breakers are positioned properly. However, if this occurs frequently, contact a professional to determine if it’s a sign of electrical failure.

Heat pump can’t cool your rooms. If the air coming from your vents isn’t cool, this is a strong indicator that your equipment needs to be cleaned. As one of the area’s leading HVAC maintenance companies, you can count on Stone Heating and Air to take care of your equipment. We’ll make sure that your heat pump is running at optimal efficiency.

Moreover, a broken reversing valve and low refrigerant charge can keep your heat pump from producing cool air. It’s also a good idea to check your thermostat because the settings could be incorrect.

Heat pump runs constantly. A damaged compressor contractor will cause your heat pump to run constantly. This component controls the amount of power that goes to the equipment. Reach out to a local professional to get this part replaced if it has issues. Another thing that causes a heat pump to run constantly is unusually cold weather. Your equipment can run almost constantly without problems if the weather gets extremely cold.

Whether you need an HVAC repair or duct cleaning service, you can turn to Stone Heating and Air. Give us a call at (541) 855-5521 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.

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