April 29, 2021 Uncategorized

Your heat pump is an essential piece of equipment that helps you stay comfortable despite the outside climate. But what if your system suddenly stopped working properly, leaving you and your family inconvenient?

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is your leading HVAC company in Crystal MN. We provide exceptional heat pump repair services. We can diagnose what’s wrong with your system, apply appropriate measures, and restore comfort in your home.

Here are some signs you need to call a qualified technician for help.

No Power

If your heat pump does not have any power, there are a couple of things you can do on your end before calling a professional. There are several reasons for your unit to not power on, including thermostat issues. First, ensure your thermostat is set to “HEAT”, and is also set to “AUTO” instead of “FAN”. If the problem persists, check your circuit breakers.

When they’re receiving power overload, circuit breakers automatically shut off to protect your home from fire. If your breaker trips, there probably are too many appliances running at the same time or an old appliance consumes too much electricity. Just like any other piece of electrical equipment in your home, the heat pump receives power from the breaker. Reset your circuit breakers and see if it resolves the problem. This should fix the issue.

Other reasons for your heat pump not receive power includes a blown fuse, dirty evaporator coils, filthy condenser lines, refrigerant leaks, a faulty motor, and wiring complications. These problems require professional expertise, so it’s best to call a qualified technician to diagnose the problem and rectify it.

Cold Air in Heat Mode

Even when it’s cold outside, there is still a good amount of heat that your heat pump can move into your home. If it’s set in heat mode but for some reason, it blows cold air, there may or may not be a problem. Heat pumps have a built-in defrost cycle to protect your unit from damage when the outdoor temperature goes below the dew point. If this is the case, there is no problem with the heat pump.

Without defrosting, your heat pump will continue to operate at maximum power, which can potentially damage itself. The unit should go back to its normal cycle after defrosting. But if it does not stop icing up, the heat pump may be too small for your home, the filter needs cleaning, or there’s a more serious problem. Barring a minor filter issue, it’s best to consult your preferred HVAC company for advice.

Subpar Heating

Your heat pump should easily keep your home warm, but if it still feels cool despite the unit running for quite some time, it could mean that it isn’t running efficiently, which can be due to several reasons. The problem may be traced back to your duct network. There is a possibility of dirt buildup that restricts the airflow, which makes it hard for your heat pump to deliver warm air throughout your home. A dirty filter can also cause your system to provide insufficient heating, which also blocks the airflow. Filters need to be cleaned or replaced at least once every 30 days or check your manufacturer recommendation.

Dirty internal parts can also lead to inefficient operation from your heat pump. For your safety, it’s best to call your preferred heating contractor to inspect your whole HVAC system, including the coils, registers, and fans.

Unusual Energy Bill Increase

During spring, your home should be using less energy than it did during winter. However, if you notice an abnormal increase in your monthly utility costs without a corresponding increase in use, it may be time to call a professional. Some issues can lead to unsatisfactory performance from your heat pump. A professional can detect the issues and apply the necessary steps to restore your heat pump’s efficiency.

Need Help? Call Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning

If your heat pump is acting up and you want to get it fixed, give us a call. One of our HVAC expert teams will make sure your unit works as it should and keep you comfortable throughout the season. We are your reliable Golden Valley heating and air conditioning company.