Heat pump troubleshooting is a vital part of keeping your HVAC system running the way it should. With a little bit of know-how and some basic tools, you'll be able to troubleshoot minor issues before they become big ones, and you'll know when it's time to bring in the professionals.
Check the Thermostat: First things first, turn the thermostat up above what the room temperature is to make the heat pump turn on. If it doesn't, move on to the next step.
Check the Circuit Breaker: Check to make sure the circuit breaker hasn't tripped. This can be done by flipping the switch to off and then back to on.
Check the Filter: Make sure the filter isn't dirty. If so, change it.
Check the Outside Unit: Make sure there isn't any debris around the coils. If so, clear them away. Check for a large buildup of ice. Heat pumps have a defrost cycle, if there is a lot of ice, there may be an issue with the defrost cycle.
Know When to Call the Pros: Checking the circuit breakers, thermostat, and filters on your heat pump is easy enough, but you've got to know when it's time to call in a professional HVAC technician. Many HVAC problems require the expertise of a trained technician, so don't get in over your head; know when to call.
The expertly trained technicians at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. will provide professional heat pump troubleshooting and repair service when you need it. To get more information, contact us today at 843.554.8600.