What to Do When Your Heat Pump Isn’t Blowing Warm Air?

heat pumpWhen your heat pump isn’t providing the warmth you expect, it’s essential to understand the common causes before reaching out to a professional for repairs.

Several factors could be contributing to this issue, including low refrigerant charge, a dirty or obstructed outdoor unit, a clogged air filter, or even a misperception caused by your own body.

Heat Pump Troubleshooting Tips

Low Refrigerant Charge

Refrigerant is the key to your heat pump’s heat transfer process. In warmer seasons, it moves heat from inside your home to the outdoors, and in colder seasons, it does the opposite. Problems arise when your heat pump’s refrigerant levels become too low.

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Heat Pump Repair Guide From The Pros

heat pump repairThere are numerous issues you could run into with your heat pumps. Understanding the best ways to repair these issues, particularly if they occur frequently and if they need fundamental repair, would help you save money and time. In this post, we will cover the three top most common problems and a quick heat pump repair guide:

Heat pump power issues

A heat pump that fails to start correctly is a sure sign that it has power issues. Specialists concur that this is could be because of an issue with your thermostat or the system’s failure to conduct power appropriately. Below are some points you could do to settle this trouble:

  • Examine all the breaker and electric panels that provide electrical energy to your heat pump. If it does not work properly, it could be caused by a tripped circuit breaker. In case this happens, just reset the breaker by turning it off then wait a few minutes before turning it back on. If this happens frequently, call North Myrtle Beach Heating And Cooling professionals in your area.
  • Ensure you have the best type of thermostat set up with your heat pump. Remember that there are specific thermostats produced to work efficiently with a heat pump. If none of this makes your heat pump start properly, have a specialist check the electrical wiring of your thermostat. Your thermostat may not be wired correctly, harming your heat pump’s digital components and preventing the system from correctly conducting power and successfully operating.
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How A Heat Pump Can Help You Stay Warm

heat pumpIn the North Myrtle Beach area, a heat pump is one of the crucial parts of your home’s HVAC system. The heat pump is responsible for the transference of heat and is an integral part of your air conditioning system as well. Think of it this way, without a heat pump your air conditioning unit would simply be a very expensive fan and the systems that keep your home at a comfortable temperature in the winter would fail. You would have to rely on sweaters, blankets and comforters.

Over the past few decades, North Myrtle Beach heat pump technology has come a long way. If you have a home that is more than fifteen years old, it may be time to start researching which heat pump is right for you.

Is there one type of heat pump that is the best?

Surprisingly, the answer is no. Think of your heat pump as you would any other major appliance in your home. As a consumer there are several factors you need to take into consideration, and which type of heat pump technology will work best for you. Be careful to evaluate efficiency and cost preferences and to take into consideration the size of your home and your location as it relates to the local climate. In most cases, you will want to seek the advice of an HVAC specialist before making your final decision.

Here is a brief overview of heat pump technology:

The major heat pump technologies can be broken into three groups: air source pumps, ground source pumps, and absorption pumps.

One of the primary advantages of the air source pump is a long-standing record for a steady performance. This technology has been around for years and works on a simple process which harnesses heat from the outdoors in the winter months and from the inside heat in the summer months. When this heat pump is properly configured, it is a high-efficiency system and can be very economical in a warmer climate like North Myrtle Beach. This solution is not suitable for those living in cooler areas.

A ground source heat pump retains its heat from the earth and thus the significance of the name. This technology is also referred to as geothermal. The ground source for the pump uses manually drilled holes that go deep into the ground for natural warmth. Although this is not the least expensive alternative, it is the most cost-effective over the long haul.
Absorption heat pumps are actually a subset of air source heat pumps. This technology is dependent on an alternative fuel source, other than electricity, to operate. Like the air source, absorption heat pumps draw the heat from outdoor and indoor air sources.

Luckily, heat pumps as a general rule last a long time. If they are properly serviced, the average heat pump should last between fifteen and twenty years. When the time comes to replace your heat pump, be sure and call on your local heating and cooling specialists.

Proper maintenance is the key to saving the expense of replacing your heat pump. The fall of the year is a great time to have your heat pump checked and services. Give a reliable HVAC contractor a call to schedule your service before the winter months are in full swing.

North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air are your HVAC and heat pump experts. Call us anytime you need help with your unit.

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