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Winter Ready: Common Heat Pump Problems to Watch Out For

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Winter is coming fast, so preparing for the cold season is best. You can do a few things to prepare for winter weather.

First, ensure you have a good winter coat. An insulated and waterproof jacket will help you stay warm and dry when the weather is worse. Second, invest in a good pair of winter boots. Boots for snow and ice will help you keep your footing and avoid slips and falls.

Most importantly, you should ensure that your heat pump is in good working condition. A heat pump is a vital part of your home’s heating and cooling system; if it is not functioning, it can lead to several problems. Undertaking heat pump repair before winter sets in can help to avoid these problems:

Heat Pump that Does Not Run

If your heat pump is not running, there are a few potential causes. The first thing you should check is the power supply to the unit. If the power is off, the unit will not run. If the power is on, check if the breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown.

If the power is on and the unit is still not running, the next thing to check is the thermostat, ensure the thermostat is correctly set and the temperature is above the current room temperature. If the thermostat is correct and the unit still is not running, there may be an issue with the unit itself.

If you have a gas heat pump, check the pilot light because if the pilot light is out, the unit will not run. If the pilot light is on, the next thing to check is the gas supply because if the gas supply is off, the unit will not run. If the gas supply is on, the next thing to check is the pressure switch. If the pressure switch is tripped, the unit will run.

If you have checked all of the above and the unit still is not running, there may be an issue with the unit itself. Contact a qualified HVAC technician for professional heat pump repair.

Heat Pump Blower Is Not Working

If your heat pump is not running, there are a few potential causes. The first thing you should check is the power supply to the unit. If the power is off, the unit will not run. If the power is on, check the breaker to see if the breaker has tripped.

If the power is on and the unit still is not running, the next thing to check is the thermostat. Ensure the thermostat is set correctly and the temperature is set above the current temperature. If the thermostat is set correctly and the unit is not running, there may be an issue with the unit itself.

If you have a gas heat pump, the first thing to check is the pilot light. If the pilot light is out, the unit will not run. If the pilot light is on, the next thing to check is the gas supply because if the gas supply is off, the unit will not run. If the gas supply is on, the next thing to check is the pressure switch. If the pressure switch is tripped, the unit will not run.

If you have checked all of the above and the unit still is not running, there may be an issue with the unit itself. Contact a qualified HVAC technician to diagnose and carry out a heat pump repair.

Conclusion

There are many reasons why heat pumps may have problems. Some of the most common reasons include lack of maintenance, incorrect installation, incorrect size, and poor quality. Heat pumps are a vital part of many homes and businesses, so it is important to make sure they are maintained properly.

If you need heat pump repair, you should contact Climate Experts. We will be more than happy to restore them in working condition so that you can remain warm and cosy this winter. So, call us now to schedule an inspection!

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