The Most Common Heat Pump Problems & How to Avoid Them

Home heating solutions like heat pumps are known for their dependability and energy efficiency. If you own a heat pump and take adequate care of it, you should have few problems. As a result of this, it’s not uncommon for a technical glitch to arise. Heating difficulties can arise for a variety of reasons, putting your safety and property value in danger. Leaving a broken heating system unattended frequently leads to more difficulties down the road. Heat pump troubles can be inconvenient, which is why it’s helpful to be aware of the most prevalent issues so you can keep your pump functioning smoothly. The most prevalent heat pump problems are discussed below:

  1. The heat pump isn’t turning on.
    A lack of power is frequently the cause of an inoperable heat pump. To begin, check your home thermostat settings to ensure that your system is in heat mode and set to a warmer temperature than the current temperature in your home. Then, check to see if your electrical panel’s circuit breaker has tripped.
    Your replacement thermostat may not be compatible with your heat pump, or it may have been wired incorrectly, destroying a sensitive thermostat and heat pump components. If you or a general handyman installed your heat pump, a call to a heating service in Hemet might be necessary.

  2. In the heat mode, the heat pump blows cold air.
    As a first step, check that your heat pump is in heating mode and not cooling mode if it is blowing chilly air. If the weather is chilly, it may also be in defrost mode. If the latter is the case, your system should return to regular operation after the defrost cycle completes in 10-15 minutes. Check for a filthy air filter if your system continues to blast chilly air. Anything that obstructs airflow has the potential to reduce the efficiency of your heat pump. The most common cause is a dirty air filter, but additional causes include debris suffocating the outer unit or dirty coils that require professional cleaning.

  3. Continuously running a heat pump.
    Heat pumps, unlike furnaces, are meant to work more slowly. If the temperature is particularly cold, your heat pump may be able to run continuously without causing any problems.

    Make sure your thermostat is set properly. If that’s the case, the issue could be a thermostat miscalibration causing it to read the temperature erroneously. It could also be that the thermostat cannot communicate with the heat pump due to an electrical problem. In any situation, you’ll need a professional to service the thermostat.
    The compressor contactor regulates the amount of power sent to your heat pump. Your heat pump will run non-stop if it’s damaged.

The part must be replaced by a professional. At AQS heating and air conditioning, we understand how difficult it is to keep an air conditioner running throughout the season, but we are here to assist you.

Call us at (951) 467-4105 to speak with one of our professionals about heat pump repair in Hemet.