Heat pumps are perfect for homes in both moderate and cold climates, as they help cool the house in summer and keep it cozy and comfortable in winter. What makes them an even better choice is that they can be used all year round and offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners.
Just like any other home component, however, heat pumps can develop issues, even when they receive proper maintenance. It’s best to call in an expert HVAC repair contractor like Green Air to solve any trouble you might be facing. Here are some tips to troubleshoot and prevent some of the common issues with heat pumps.
Check the Thermostat Setting and Wiring
If you notice your heat pumps not releasing warm air as needed, your thermostat might not be set to the correct setting. Make sure the pump itself is on and the thermostat is set to heat. Improper wiring is also a common problem with new thermostats. This could result in fried up components, preventing your heat pumps to work properly. If that is the case, call an expert right away to repair your system.
Screw Cover Panels Tightly
While it’s normal for a heat pump to produce humming noises, something is definitely wrong when you start to hear rattling, grinding, and screeching sounds. A loose cover panel or fan belt may be the cause for this, so make sure to screw them tightly. Otherwise, get in touch with expert HVAC contractors if you think the damage is more serious than just loose parts.
Turn It Off When There’s a Burning Smell
A burning smell indicates a problem with your heat pump’s electrical wires. There is no quick fix for this; instead, you may just turn off your system and wait for a professional to fix the problem. Never turn your heat pump on until they give you a green light to prevent further issues.
Catch small issues before it’s too late! Get in touch with your trusted smart HVAC system provider Green Air for a thorough inspection of your system, and from there we’ll repair or replace it as necessary.
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