Even here in Georgia, winter temperatures can dip well into the 50s, so you depend on your heating system to keep you warm, comfortable, and cozy all season long. If you own a heat pump, you are well aware of its benefits: it’s versatile, efficient, and very effective. Since your heat-pump works year round (also acting as an AC in the summer), it’s important that it is regularly maintained and promptly repaired when something does go wrong.
If you’ve noticed that your heat pump isn’t heating your home like you’d expect it to, it is time to schedule repair services. Luckily, Snellville Heating, Air, and Plumbing is an excellent HVAC company in Lawrenceville, GA. There are a number of reasons why your heat pump might not be working as it should. Below, we have provided you with a list of them.
Why Isn’t Your Heat Pump Heating?
A Clogged Air Filter
One of the first things that your HVAC technician will check for is a clogged air filter. When the filter becomes too clogged with dirt and debris, it restricts the amount of air that enters the heat pump to be heated. Air filters need to be replaced more than once a year. In fact, it is recommended that air filters are changed every 1-3 months.
Sometimes the issue doesn’t actually lie within the heat pump itself. A faulty thermostat can be the reason why you’re not receiving the heat you want. If the thermostat is miscalibrated, the heat pump won’t run long enough to maintain the level of heat your home needs. Also, if the connection between the thermostat and the pump is broken, it is impossible to change the system over to heating mode. Only a trained technician will be able to determine if a broken thermostat is the cause of your troubles.
Heat pumps need a specific amount of refrigerant to function properly, even if it is in heating mode! During the winter, the refrigerant absorbs the heat in the surrounding air so it can heat your home. If there is a leak, then you’ll probably notice lukewarm air.
Broken Reversing Valve
The reversing valve is the mechanism that allows your heat pump to switch from cooling mode to heating mode and vice versa. If the valve becomes stuck, your system won’t be able to switch modes. An HVAC technician has the training and equipment to correctly replace the valve.
Call in a Pro
The HVAC experts at Snellville Heating, Air, and Plumbing can assist you with all of your heat pump needs. We are happy to service your heat pump. Check out our Energy Savings Plan if you’re interested in making the most of routine heat pump maintenance. Homeowners who enroll in our maintenance plan receive benefits such as 15% discounts on repairs, a 1-year warranty on most repairs, priority customer standing, 24/7 emergency services with no overtime charges, and much more!
Contact Snellville Heating, Air, and Plumbing for all your heat pump needs. Your comfort is OUR business.