A malfunctioning heat pump can be a serious problem — especially on frigid winter days. If your heat pump fails to warm your home when the temperature dips, your comfort and safety are put at risk.
Here are three common problems to look out for, as well as possible solutions:
1. Blowing cold air
Some report that when outside temperatures get too low, their heat pump will stop blowing warm air. This is likely due to malfunctioning parts. Call in the experts of Rusk Heating & Cooling for heat pump replacement and repairs.
2. High electricity bills
If your heat pump is wired incorrectly, the system will turn on the electric resistance heat, aka strip heat, even when you don’t need heat. In short, it will run the air conditioner and heater at the same time, effectively canceling one another out. The result is very high electricity costs.
3. Fan won’t turn on
Sometimes the fan won’t kick on — even if you can hear the equipment humming. Believe it or not, this issue could be due to something as simple an unplugged fan. Sometimes the fan is unplugged when cleaning the unit, so it’s not as uncommon as you think.
If you’re having trouble with your heat pump, allow Rusk Heating & Cooling to help. When installed properly, heat pumps are an all-in-one, energy-efficient cooling and heating system, providing two to three times more heating than the equivalent amount of energy they consume in electricity.