Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Repair’

Beware These Heat Pump Issues

Monday, July 17th, 2017

heat-pump-repairWith summer in full swing, you’re probably relying on your heat pump for most of the daylight hours to keep you cool. As you rely on your heat pump more and more, the added demand increases the wear and tear on the system. That makes it more likely for problems of various kinds to occur with the system.  You don’t want your system to break down on you in the middle of a hot summer day, we assume. So, to avoid that happening, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your heat pump is starting to have issues. Have a look at some of the more common heat pump problems below, and their warning signs.

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Watch for Heat Pump Ice This Winter

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Ice and snow are not exactly out of place this time of year, and most of the time their little more than a minor annoyance. However, ice on your heat pump can be quite a problem under the wrong circumstances. If you notice ice forming on your heat pump during the winter, read on to determine whether or not it’s actually a problem.

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The Reason Your Heat Pump is Stuck in AC Mode

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump this winter, you probably expect it to actually, you know, warm your home. If the heat pump is blowing cold air instead of warm, it means that the system has likely become stuck in air conditioning mode. There is only one likely explanation for that kind of problem, though the specifics may vary slightly. If your heat pump is stuck in AC mode, read on to find out the reason why.

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Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The days are getting colder, which means you’re probably relying on your heat pump more and more often in order to stay comfortable. More demand means more strain on the system, which means a greater chance of problems developing. The sooner you catch these problems, the more damage to the system you’ll be able to prevent. Keep an eye out for the following signs that your heat pump is in trouble.

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Why Your Heat Pump is Stuck in Heating

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

As you start to rely on your heat pump more and more often this summer, you need to be vigilant for any possible problems that might come up. Time is of the essence when it comes to repairing heat pump problems, as they tend to get progressively worse the longer they are allowed to develop. If you want to catch problems as early as possible, you should be able to identify the signs that your heat pump is in trouble. One of the most common signs of heat pump issues is strange noises coming from the system. Let’s take a look at some of the heat pump noises that indicate a problem.

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Beware of These 2 Heat Pump Problems This Summer

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Heat pumps are no more immune to problems than any other climate control system, especially during high-usage times like summer. As you rely on your heat pump to keep cool this summer, remember that it’s more likely for the system to develop problems the more you use it. Let’s take a look at some of the problems your heat pump might develop, and how to respond to them.

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Why Your Heat Pump has Ice on it

Monday, January 4th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to heat your home this winter, you’ll probably notice ice building up on the outside coil while it’s running. This is an important thing to keep an eye on, as it serves to indicate whether or not part of your heat pump is working. Heat pump ice isn’t necessarily a problem, but it can become so if you’re not careful. Read on to find out where heat pump ice comes from, and when you should call for repairs.

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Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

One of the biggest advantages that heat pumps offer is the ability to act as either heating or cooling systems depending on demand. This is certainly one of the biggest reasons that homeowners install heat pumps in the first place. This ability also opens up a couple of unique problems, though, including the system becoming stuck in one mode. Let’s take a look at how the heat pump actually switches between modes, and what’s happening when it becomes stuck in one mode.

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Common Heat Pump Problems to Watch For

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Heat pumps are becoming more and more popular, thanks to the unique advantages that they provide to homeowners. Just like any other system, however, they occasionally develop problems. The faster you can recognize problems with your heat pump, the faster you’ll be able to get them repaired and the more damage you’ll be able to prevent. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some common heat pump problems to watch out for.

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Heat Pump Question: Why Won’t My Heat Pump Start?

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

If you are having trouble with your Germantown heating system, or more specifically your heat pump, you may be surprised to learn that it is probably not the heat pump that is to blame.  That seems counterintuitive, but it’s true: the heat pump can be in perfect working order but still not turn on.

The good news, then, is that your heat pump is fine and you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to fix or replace it. Still though, these types of problems can very frustrating to diagnose and correct. There are four common culprits when a heat pump won’t start.

  • A common problem is no power to your Germantown heat pump, which is certainly going to cause it to stop working. You should check your breaker box to make sure that the circuit breaker was not tripped. If your heat pump is wired to a switch, check to see if that switch is turned on. While this might seem obvious, its an important first step to take when troubleshooting.
  • Another quick check any homeowner can make is to see if the heat pump is set to the right mode. You want ‘heat’ mode on during the winter and ‘cool’ mode on for the summer. Again, this might seem obvious, but you should always check the mode before deciding that your heat pump needs a professional repair.
  • If you have recently replaced your home’s thermostat, it might not be communicating properly with your heat pump. Some thermostats don’t work well with heat pumps, so you should always check the model’s compatibility before installation. Incorrect wiring may also cause a problem. While you probably need a professional to fix this issue, it is relatively simple to resolve.
  • The last problem that commonly occurs is the heat pump’s own circuit breaker is tripped. Check your unit to see if your unit has its own circuit breaker to determine if that is the problem.

If you exhaust these problems and the problem persists or recurs – for example, if the circuit breaker trips again – call a Germantown heating and air conditioning contractor to work on your heat pump. There may be something larger at work that is causing problems in the electrical system that controls your heat pump, and that requires some expertise to properly address.

If you are having any problems with your heat pump, give Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating a call today!

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