It’s been pretty chilly here these last couple of weeks, so it’s really no wonder why you’re asking where the heat from your heat pump went! See, a heat pump that won’t heat is not much of a heat pump at all — it might as well just be an air conditioner!
Fortunately, our team is pretty well-versed in such matters and in fact, we might just know exactly why your heat pump isn’t working as it should. All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more (and of course, remember to contact us when you need an HVAC contractor in Turlock.)
So, What’s Wrong with My Heat Pump?
There are a number of issues that can cause a lack of heat from your system, including:
A Clogged Air Filter
One of the first things that your HVAC technician will check for is a clogged air filter. When the filter becomes too clogged with dirt and debris, it restricts the amount of air that enters the heat pump to be heated. Air filters need to be replaced more than once a year. In fact, it is recommended that air filters are changed every 1-3 months.
A faulty thermostat can also be the reason why you’re not receiving the heat you want. If the thermostat is miscalibrated, the heat pump won’t run long enough to maintain the level of heat your home needs. Also, if the connection between the thermostat and the pump is broken, it is impossible to change the system over to heating mode.
Heat pumps need a specific amount of refrigerant to function properly, even if it is in heating mode! During the winter, the refrigerant absorbs the heat in the surrounding air so it can heat your home. If there is a leak, then you’ll probably notice a lack of heat from your system.
Broken Reversing Valve
The reversing valve is the mechanism that allows your heat pump to switch from cooling mode to heating mode and vice versa. If the valve becomes stuck, your system won’t be able to switch modes. Fortunately, a certified HVAC technician has the training and equipment to correctly replace the valve.
Don’t Wait to Schedule Your Repairs!
If you are having trouble with your heat pump, do not hesitate to call in a certified HVAC professional for repairs. Trust us, only a certified pro has the tools, knowledge, and expertise to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around.
And sure, there may be plenty of Average Joe’s amateurs willing to service your system for a cheap price, but remember, sometimes an attempt to save money can end up costing you much more in the long run. That’s why it’s always better to call in a pro—when it comes to your comfort and your budget, you don’t want to take any risks!
Ready to schedule your heat pump repairs? Great! Contact DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. to get started!