As the weather becomes colder, an increasing number of homeowners are searching for heat pump repair and maintenance tips to help them efficiently make it through the winter season. Provided below are some of the things you need to know.
Problems with the heat pump are usually caused by a malfunctioning thermostat. To test if it is indeed defective, you need to know the basics on how to fix a thermostat. If it does not heat or cool correctly, cycles on and off, or freezes up, then read on. In case these do not work, then hire an HVAC contractor to help you with your problem.
Heat Pump Does Not Run
If your heat pump does not run at all, the problem could involve the power going into the unit or the thermostat. There are a few things you can do about it. First of all, be sure to set the thermostat to the correct setting. If it was replaced lately, maybe it is the wrong type or wired incorrectly. You also need to make sure that the heat pump is getting power as it should.
Check the main electrical panel as well as the subpanels, if there are any. If you see a tripped circuit breaker, be sure to reset it. If it trips again, then there might be a short in the electrical system. If so then you need to call a professional electrician.
You should also make sure that the power switch that is connected to the heat pump is turned on. In case it has electrical elements that offer supplemental heat, the fuses or circuit breakers that safeguard the eating elements might have blown or tripped.
Does not Cool or Heat Correctly
The first step when it comes to dealing with a heat pump that does not cool or heat correctly is to set the thermostat properly. You also need to make sure that the room registers are open. After that, inspect the heat pump filter. In case it is filthy, you need to replace it immediately. The auxiliary heating elements should also be working correctly. The coils of the condensing unit outdoors should be clean. In case these do not work, call an HVAC contractor to check your unit. Perhaps the blower is not working correctly or the unit is out of balance in some way.
Heat Pump Blower Does Not Work
This problem could involve the thermostat that is mounted on the wall or maybe the limit switch that is located on the heat pump. The first thing you need to do when it comes to this kind of North Myrtle Beach heat pump repair, switch off the power to the unit first. Take out the door that is on the front of the air handler cabinet so you can access the blower. In case you need to replace it, take note of the number that is on the belt and make sure to get that very same component in the nearest home improvement center. Then, place the belt on the smaller pulley on the motor and then begin it on the blower pulley. Spin the blower pulley manually, hold the belt and let it slip into the right place. In case the belt is too difficult or tight then you might have to adjust the motor mount to offer more slack.
Call NMB HVAC Pros if you need to have your heat pump repaired or anything related to your HVAC system.
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