Heat pump repairs can be inconvenient and expensive, but there is some good news. Not every heat pump repair requires calling in a professional. There are some heat pump fixes you can do yourself without incurring the cost of calling out a repair person. Here is what you need to know about some heat pump troubleshooting, so you don’t end up paying money you don’t have to spend.
First, consider a common heat pump problem; the heat pump is not giving out any heat. The first thing you want to check is if your thermostat is set to “heat”. It is a fairly obvious fix, but you’d be surprised how many people that gets. You will also want to check the circuit; making sure the circuit that supplies power to the heat pump has not blown.
If none of these fixes work, you may have to call in professional help.
Other people deal with problems with their heat pumps in which the heat pump is pumping out heat, but it is not enough heat to keep the home comfortable. The first thing you need to check is the temperature on your thermostat. Make sure it is set at the temperature you want it to be set at. It may simply be that you need to turn it up a little for your comfort. If it is set at a level that has been comfortable in the past, make sure all of your heat registers are open. Next, check the filter and make sure it is not blocked or dirty. If so, cleaning it may help. If none of these fixes do the trick, you’ll need to call out a qualified repair service technician to diagnose your system.
Calling out a repair service technician is sometimes unavoidable. However, you can save yourself time and money by troubleshooting your own repair problems before making the call. If you do have to make the call, consider calling Air Zone Cooling & Heating for reliable and quality heat pump repair.
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