Your heating unit is a complex system that serves a very simple purpose. Though the heating unit simply heats your living space, the parts that make up the system are multipart and intricate. A fault in one part of the unit is sometimes enough for the whole thing to malfunction. In this article brought to you by Rooter Hero, we will go over some of the most common heat pump problems and potential culprits. If you need help with the inspection or repair, then feel free to call Rooter Hero to speak with a live representative. We are happy to schedule an appointment or have a technician dispatched as soon as possible.
The Unit Is Not Turning On
Let’s start with the most worrying problem, and that is a heat pump that will not turn on at all. If your unit is not powering on, then investigate these common causes:
The Unit Is Not Heating
What good is a heat pump that won’t heat? Fortunately, the common issues are simple to resolve. If these do not do the trick, then call Rooter Hero to have a qualified technician take a detailed look:
Make sure the unit is not clogged with leaves, stems, dirt, ice, and other obstructions. Blockages can force the unit to work in overdrive, which sometimes won’t be enough to get the unit to heat.
More specifically, you should check the air filter. This component should be changed once every two to three months. An air filter with too much dirt and debris can strain the unit and prevent heating.
The Unit Is Not Cooling
Some heat pumps are also designed to offer cooling. If your unit is not cooling, then check the thermostat and refrigerant:
Make sure the thermostat is set to cool.
The refrigerant in your heat pump is not going to last forever. Eventually, you have to charge the heat pump.
If your heat pump is giving you frequent problems, then it might be time to call in an HVAC technician. Rooter Hero is proud to provide quick, reliable, and affordable heating replacement and heating repair. Call now to speak with a live representative.