How to avoid common heat pump problems

The heat pump can also run constantly due to extreme cold weather

Like any other appliance, heat pumps may stop functioning correctly because of several reasons. When heating issues occur, they pose significant risks to home safety. Fortunately, there are ways of avoiding these problems to save you the hassle that comes with heat pump problems. Knowing the common heat pump issues will allow you to keep your heating system running smoothly without enlisting your local HVAC contractor’s services. For instance, your heat pump may fail to turn on due to inaccurate thermostat settings, power loss, tripped circuit breaker, or electrical failure. It may also have a broken starter capacitor stopping electrical charges’ transmission to turn on the motors. It may also have a broken reverse valve stopping your heat pump from functioning as both air conditioner and heater by not reversing your refrigerant’s direction. Additionally, your heat pump may fail to heat. This could happen because your unit is blocked by dirt and debris or has a clogged air filter that restricts proper airflow. It may also have low refrigerant levels due to a leak which impedes your heat pump from circulating adequate indoor heat through your home. Your heat pump may also fail to cool your home. This could result from thermostat problems, faulty reversing valve, low refrigerant charge, or dirty system components such as air filter and heat pump. The heat pump can also run constantly due to extreme cold weather. If the system has a faulty thermostat or a broken compressor contractor, it could run constantly. While heating systems are prone to these common issues, you can keep them working optimally by scheduling regular maintenance sessions on your HVAC system.

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