There are different problems you may encounter with your Myrtle Beach heat pump. Knowing how to troubleshoot these problems, especially if they happen repeatedly and if they require basic repairs, would help you save time and money. In this article, you will find the top three most common problems with your heat pump and how to troubleshoot them.
Heat pump power problems
You will know your heat pump Myrtle Beach has power problems if it fails to start properly. Experts agree that this is can be due to a problem with your thermostat or the unit’s failure to receive power properly. Here are some things you can do to resolve this problem:
- Make sure you have the right type of thermostat installed with your heat pump. Keep in mind that there are specific types of thermostat that are manufactured to work effectively with heat pumps. Check if the thermostat is set to the right temperature and setting. If none of this makes your heat pump start properly, have a professional check the wiring of your thermostat. Your thermostat might not be wired properly, damaging your heat pump’s electronic components and preventing the system from properly receiving power and effectively operating.
- Check all the circuit breakers and electrical panels that supply electricity to your heat pump. The reason it is not starting properly may be due to a tripped circuit breaker. Should this be the case, all you have to do is to reset the breaker by switching it off and waiting a couple of minutes before turning it back on. If the tripping of your circuit breakers happens frequently, you may need to call Air Comfort Heating and Cooling and have them look at your heat pump system.
- If the cause of your heat pump’s failure to start properly and efficiently is electrical problems, you need to call in your local electrician and have him check the entire electrical system in your home, starting with those that supply electricity to your heat pump.
Changes in the air your heat pump produces
If you notice that your heat pump is producing cooler air than it usually does, you should check on the following things:
- The right thermostat setting – One of the common causes of the changes in air temperature from your heat pump is incorrect setting in your thermostat. The original settings may have been accidentally altered the last time you cleaned the house. Check to see if it is in the right temperature setting.
- Dirty or clogged heat pump filter – When was the last time you replaced or cleaned your heat pump filter? If you are using your heat pump more frequently than before, chances are its filters could get dirty more quickly. Check to see if the filters need cleaning or replacing. Clean or replace them as indicated in your owner’s manual.
- Dirty coils in the outdoor condensing unit – Similarly with filters, the coils of your heat pump’s outdoor condensing unit can also become dirty especially if you are using the unit more frequently. Check to see if they need cleaning. Remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions in cleaning the coils. Improper cleaning may cause more damage than resolving the problem.
- Another common cause of colder air blowing out from your heat pump is a damaged blower. If you suspect this is the cause of your problem, you need to have a heat pump professional check your unit and confirm this. They will also work to resolve your blower problems so your heat pump can go back to its normal efficiency.
Overheating heat pump
You’ll know your heat pump is overheating if it turns on and off too frequently. According to experts, this may be due to a clogged filter or damaged and malfunctioning blower. If you notice your heat pump cycles frequently, you may need to check on the filters and replace or clean them if they are already dirty and full of dust and debris.
Before declaring that the cause of the problem is a malfunctioning blower, check on your thermostat. Your thermostat might not be calibrated properly or it may be installed in an area of the house where it is not properly sensing the current room temperature. If none of these is the cause, it is time to call in a professional.
Give Air Comfort Heating and Cooling a call today for professional assistance in repairing and resolving your Myrtle Beach heat pump problems.
Air Comfort Heating & Cooling
4555 Highway 17 Bypass South
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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