How to Repair a Heat Pump How to Repair a Heat Pump
If you have to repair heat pump in your home there may be several reasons why it isn't working. Here are a few steps to follow to find out what is wrong and to fix the problem. If you know what is wrong you can skip to that particular step.
Step 1 - Check For Frozen Heat Pump
One very common problem is the heat pump freezing. You can check to see if this is the problem by taking a look at the condenser to see if it has frozen up. If this has happened you will want to check the filters to see if they need to be cleaned and the return registers to see if they are blocked. If either of these have happened you can remove the blocking object or you can use a vacuum to clear the area or filter. Once this has been fixed you can turn the unit back on to see if it has worked. If not, move on to the next step.
Step 2 - Check For Thermostat or Circuit Breaker Problems
Next you can check to make sure that the thermostat is working properly and that it is at the right setting. If changing the setting doesn't fix the problem then move on to replacing the thermostat. If the thermostat is not the problem then check to make sure that power is coming to the actual heat pump and that there isn't a circuit breaker problem. Turn off the power and unplug the heat pump. Test the outlet with something else to make sure that the outlet is working. If the outlet is the problem you may need to call an electrician to fix in order to plug your heat pump back in. If this does not fix the problem then move to the next step.
Step 3 - Check To See If the Heat Comes Out
If you are having a problem with your heat pump not giving off enough heat then there are a few steps that you can take to resolve this problem. First, check to make sure that the thermostat is on right as you did in step 2. Next, make sure that the problem is with the heat pump and that it is not because your room registers are closed, this happens frequently and can save you a lot of trouble. Then, check the filters in the pump to make sure that they are clean and if not you can vacuum them out. Next, check to see if the coils are clean and if not you can vacuum them out as well. One of these should fix the problem of not enough heat coming out of the pump.