Having your Vancouver home’s heat pump go out is never any fun, especially if it’s in the height of winter. That’s why knowing some warning signs to look for and how to troubleshoot any issues that might arise is important. Some things are better left to heat pump repair professionals, like the team from Northwest HVAC Heating & Cooling, but let’s look at a few of the quick fixes you can make on your own.
Tripped Circuit Breakers
One of the most common heat pump issues in the Vancouver area is tripped circuit breakers, which will cause your heat pump to power down and refuse to turn on. If you find you’re unable to power on your heat pump, it may be due to a surge from your electrical system. The blower motor may have tripped your circuit breaker, so check to make sure it’s flipped on. If resetting it doesn’t do the trick, there’s likely another issue at play.
Dirty Air Filters
Heat pumps need clean air filters to function properly. If you can’t remember the last time you switched out your heat pump’s filter, it’s probably clogged with debris that’s causing problems. To avoid any issues, be sure to change your heat pump’s filter once every one to three months; the frequency will vary depending upon the filter type, and how often you use your pump.
You might not believe it, but the most common heat pump mistakes don’t even have anything to do with the pump itself but are caused by your thermostat. If you have an old thermostat, its batteries could be failing and affecting your heat pump’s performance. Smart thermostats can also sometimes have bugs, causing the settings to become out of place. That’s why, before contacting a heat pump repair specialist, it’s always best to inspect your home’s thermostat first.
If all else fails, contact the experts from Northwest HVAC Heating & Cooling!
If you’ve tried all of the suggestions above and your heat pump still doesn’t seem to be working, the professionals from Northwest HVAC Heating & Cooling are always available to help. Heat pumps are complex pieces of equipment that often require a professional touch; if you’re unsure of what’s going wrong, don’t tamper with it!
Contacting a member of our team online or calling us today is one of the best ways to get your heat pump back up and running again.