We are at that time of year when the evenings become cool enough to warrant turning on the heat. But what happens if your heat doesn’t come on, or your heat pump doesn’t work at all? There can be a few reasons why your heat pump isn’t working as needed, and the pros from Climate Masters can help determine what the issue is. Some common reasons for a heat pump HVAC system not working properly are:
- Clogged air filter – it may seem a little outlandish that a clogged air filter can stop the complete operation of your heat pump system, but it can and will. Why? Your heat pump needs a certain amount of air flow moving through the entire system during operation to run correctly. A clogged air filter can seriously restrict the air flow, essentially cutting the air off and stopping the heat pump from turning on.
- Refrigerant leak – many heat pumps and air conditioners are now equipped with a safety control that will keep your system from turning on when a refrigerant leak is detected. This sensor can detect when the refrigerant level drops below the level it is supposed to be at, and when it does sense this, it stops your heat pump system from turning on. Why? Operating your heat pump with a low level of refrigerant can cause a number of systemic problems. Your Climate Masters technician can find the leak and repair it, and also reset the safety control.
- Electrical issues – your heat pump has its own circuit breaker inside your home’s electrical panel. Sometimes the breaker can become faulty or an electrical malfunction inside your heat pump system overloads the breaker and causes it to trip. In either case, your trained technician needs to help.
Our pros are available around the clock, so if you are experiencing issues with your heat pump in Hastings, FL, give us a call!