5 Common Heat Pump Problems
Many homes in Edwardsville, Illinois rely on Carrier heat pumps to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Heat pumps are known for their cost-saving efficiency. With proper care and regular maintenance, your heat pump will likely last a long time. However, there is always a chance that something could go wrong. Read below about common heat pump problems and what to do when you encounter them.
Here are five heat pump problems that you should not ignore
Blowing Cold Air
If you notice cold air coming from your air vents when you are expecting heat, this could be a sign that something is amiss. Cold air could indicate a problem with the thermostat or air handler. If it’s really cold outside you must keep in mind that Carrier heat pumps go into defrost mode which will cause it to blow cold air temporarily. So don’t automatically assume the worst without investigating first.
Making Strange Noises
If you hear clicking or rattling, it could be a loose part or the register may be out of place. A loud, grinding or squealing noise could be the result of a more serious problem, such as a worn-out motor bearing. If you hear such a noise, turn the unit off immediately to avoid further damage.
Cycling Too Often
If you notice your heat pump turns on and off frequently, this is not normal and may require attention. It may be as simple as a clogged air filter. It could also be a malfunctioning blower. You may also have thermostat issues.
Producing No Heat
A heating system that is no longer producing heat can be very concerning. But, before you panic, check the thermostat to make sure it is on. If you’ve recently installed a new thermostat, that could be the problem. It could be the wrong type or it could be wired incorrectly. You can also check the circuit breaker to make sure a breaker wasn’t tripped. If you’ve ruled out all the above, you may need heat pump repair.
Insufficient Heat Production
A heat pump that contains a dirty air filter or other dirty parts will likely produce insufficient amounts of heat. If you notice your home isn’t warming as it should change the air filter and clean other parts of the heat pump.
If your home has a heat pump, chances are likely that you’ll encounter a problem at some point. If you’re unable to find a solution to your heat pump problems, give us a call. We’ll have your heat pump up and running in no time.