As a homeowner, there are many repair bills that you will inevitably deal with. However, by ensuring that the professional working on your home is performing the process correctly, you can save yourself hundreds of dollars. Here are the basic heat pump troubleshooting procedures that every Comfort Guy of R & S Mechanical technician conducts to ensure that your heat pump is in prime condition. Being aware of these simple tips can save you money.
1. R & S Mechanical’s Comfort Guy Checks The Airflow Of Your Heat Pump
One of the first things that professional HVAC companies should do when you need to troubleshoot your heat pump is check the registers of your heat pump for airflow. Absent or low airflow in your registers indicates dirty filters. It’s a good idea to replace the air filters of your heat pump each month, especially when you need to use it during cooler or hotter seasons.
2. Our Comfort Guy Checks How Often Your Heat Pump Runs
North Carolina coleman-echelon-ac-raleighis notorious for extremely hot summers and cold winters. So a wise Raleigh Comfort Guy will check how often your heat pump runs. If your heat pump is running almost constantly, the setting on your thermostat may be too high. Other problems could include debris blocking the outside unit, a cold draft near your unit’s thermostat, or low refrigerant levels. You can fix this problem by resetting the heat pump thermostat. Set the thermostat to a lower setting.
3. R & S Mechanical’s Comfort Guy Ensures the Air Handler Receives Enough Power
Often times when a Comfort Guy of R & S Mechanical technician troubleshoots your furnace, the problem will stem from the air handler of your heat pump, which may not be getting enough power. In order to make sure it’s getting power, a Comfort Guy would first check the fan switch. The fan switch is normally set to automatic. If that is not the case, then we will take further measures to troubleshoot this area of your heat pump. If the blower starts running when we turn the fan switch on your air handler is working properly.
4. A Comfort Guy Keeps The Correct Thermostat Settings
Changing your thermostat settings can save your heat pump a lot of struggle. Your thermostat settings should change when the weather changes. When you need to heat your home, make sure that the thermostat setting for your heat pump is higher than the room temperature. If you need to cool your home, the setting for your heat pump should be lower than the room temperature. If your thermostat needs it, Comfort Guy of R & S Mechanical technicians will change the batteries for you as part of your furnace tune up.
5. Your Comfort Guy Will Check For Tripped Breakers
If your furnace is not heating properly, it may not have anything to do with the heat pump not working. As a precaution, Comfort Guy of R & S Mechanical will check the breakers in your main breaker cabinet and in your unit breaker cabinet. It’s pretty common that a homeowner hasn’t noticed one or two tripped breakers if everything else is working. Our Comfort Guy will reset it in order to get your heat pump to work again. However, if the heat pump breakers trip again, do not reset it yourself. Having a trained professional servicing your HVAC system is the best way to ensure your family’s safety and comfort.
R & S Mechanical Keeps Raleigh Warm, Repairing Heat Pumps And Furnaces
Don’t waste energy and money on a faulty heat pump or furnace. Give Comfort Guy of R & S Mechanical in Garner a call at (919) 302-8956 or contact us online.