Homeowners are looking for heat pump maintenance and repair tips as the temperature increases for summer here in North Myrtle Beach. You should not attempt to repair your heat pump yourself unless you have experience.
Here are some heat pump tips to keep in mind
A malfunctioning thermostat is usually the cause of heat pump problems. You need to find out how to fix a defective thermostat. Continue reading if you notice that your thermostat isn’t heating/cooling correctly, doesn’t cycle on/off or freezes. These problems can be fixed by an HVAC contractor.
The Heat Pump Doesn’t Run
The thermostat or power supply could be to blame. There are several ways to fix this problem. First, ensure that the thermostat is set at the correct temperature. You may have the thermostat set incorrectly or of the wrong type. Also, ensure that your heat pump is able to generate enough power.
Before replacing the main electrical panel, it is important to check any subpanels. Tripped circuit breakers should be reset. If it trips again, it could be an electric short. You should call a professional electrician if it trips again. For other issues, you can consult North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air.
Check that the heat pump’s power switch is turned on. If the heat pump is providing additional heat, it’s possible that the circuit fuse or circuit breaker protecting them has blown or been tripped.
It will not heat or cool properly
You must set the thermostat correctly if your heat pump stops cooling or heating properly. Check that all registers in the rooms have been opened. The heat pump filter should be inspected. If the filter is damaged, replace it immediately. Make sure your auxiliary heating elements are working properly. Clean the coils surrounding your condensing units. If these don’t work, contact an HVAC contractor. If the blower doesn’t work, or the unit isn’t balanced, it will not work properly.
The blower on the Heat Pump does not work
the limit switch for the heat pump or the the thermostat mounted on the wall could cause problems. Turn off the power if you need heat pumps repairs. The blower can be accessed by removing the cabinet’s top door. If you need to replace the belt, you will need to take out the belt. Attach the belt to the smaller pulley. Next, switch on the motor and connect your belt to the blower pulley. The blower pulley should be manually turned. Slide the belt onto the smaller pulley. If the belt is too tight, you may need to adjust the motor mount.
Does this all sound a bit confusing? Heat pump repairs are not a DIY project. Call North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air can help you with any HVAC problem. Call us at 843-399-33237.
North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air
1001 2nd Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582