How to Troubleshoot Common Heat Pump Problems

As a homeowner, you may experience heat pump issues at some point. It’s important to know how to troubleshoot common problems so that you can get your system up and running again as quickly as possible. Whether it’s a frozen coil, excessive noise, or an issue with the thermostat, there are steps you can take to identify and solve your heat pump problems. When it comes time to call in a pro, the team at Wright Air Conditioning & Heating Co Inc is ready to handle all of

 your HVAC needs! Let’s dive in!

Frozen Coils

One of the most common heat pump problems is when ice builds up on the outdoor unit. This is caused by either low refrigerant or restricted airflow through the evaporator coil. If this happens, first check if the air filter needs changing; if it does, replace it immediately. If that doesn’t fix the problem, call a professional HVAC technician to inspect your unit and determine whether low refrigerant levels are causing the issue.

Excessive Noise

If your heat pump is making more noise than usual, there are several potential causes. The fan blades could be out of balance due to dirt or debris buildup inside the unit. Alternatively, loose screws on the blower motor might be rattling around inside the cabinet—this is an easy fix for any homeowner with basic tools and a screwdriver set! If neither of these scenarios is true for your unit, contact an HVAC technician for further assessment and repair recommendations.

Thermostat Issues

Another common issue with heat pumps is when they become disengaged from their thermostats due to improper wiring or programming errors. Check that all wires are securely connected before making sure your thermostat settings are correct—if neither of these fixes works then contact an HVAC specialist for help with programming your thermostat correctly.   

Knowing how to troubleshoot common heat pump problems can save you time and money in getting your system back up and running quickly! Start by checking for frozen coils, dirty air filters, or loose screws on the blower motor before moving onto thermostat issues like improper wiring or programming errors. With just a few simple steps you can have your system running smoothly once again! When you need an experienced HVAC technician who can help diagnose and provide the proper repairs, Wright Air Conditioning & Heating Co Inc will be there to help! Give us a call today!