Heat Pump Repair Guide From Your Local Heating & Cooling Specialists
When your heat pump stops working in the middle of winter, you need a solution fast. Thankfully, the heat pump repair team at Melton’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc has created the following guide for troubleshooting common heat pump problems so you can get your heating system back up and running for the coldest season of the year.
4 Ways To Fix Your Heat Pump
1. Reset The Circuit Breaker
Before calling a heat pump repair mechanic, check to see if your home or office’s circuit breaker has been tripped. The blower motor could’ve caused a power surge, resulting in a tripped circuit breaker and the deactivation of your heating system. Reset the switch to see if this restores power.
2. Check the Thermostat
Next, go to your heating and cooling system’s thermostat to ensure that it hasn’t been tampered with. If you’re not sure where to start, review the thermostat’s documentation and make sure it’s set according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. When in doubt, contact a professional heat pump repair service.
3. Inspect the Outdoor Unit
After checking your circuit breaker and thermostat, you’ll want to inspect the outdoor components of your heat pump. During the summer and fall, it’s not uncommon for leaves or grass to block airflow on your unit’s intake vent. During winter months, snow or ice can accumulate on the system, and actually prevent the heat pump from working altogether. By removing yard debris, snow, and ice, you will allow your heat pump to absorb air and convert it into heat in the interior component of your heating system.
4. Check the Indoor Components
The last step to DIY heat pump repair to take before calling a professional is to inspect the parts of the system on the interior of your home or office. Start with the air filter. Even if there’s only a thin layer of dirt and grime, this can prevent your pump from properly functioning, so you should change it. Then, spend some time inspecting your ducts and the inside part of the heat pump for leaks of air or refrigerant, respectively. For air leaks, you will need to secure your ductwork, or consider installing a ductless heat pump system; for refrigerant leaks, you’ll need to figure out where the leak is occurring, patch it, and then refill the refrigerant.
Get Affordable Heat Pump Repair
Contact our heat pump repair team at Melton’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Salem and Keizer, Oregon today to learn more about heating system maintenance.