Tips To Troubleshoot Your Heat Pump

helpful_tips.jpgIs your heat pump not performing as well as it should? Does it refuse to come on? Did it not keep your house warm enough during the cold snap last winter? There are some issues to look for that can be easily addressed by homeowners. 

Here are three most common issues:

  • Check your thermostat’s batteries. A battery-operated thermostat won’t signal the heat pump to come on if the batteries are dead.
  • Check the thermostat settings. Be sure the thermostat is set to the correct mode, such as “cool” for summer operation. Then set the temperature a few degrees below the room temperature (for heating, set the thermostat above room temperature) so that it will send a call for cooling to the heat pump. The smart thermostat is great new way to keep the temperature just right for your home if you are considering a new thermostat.
  • Check for tripped circuit breaker or for a blown fuse. Your heat pump may be served by several different fuses or circuit breakers.  

If none of these tips helped to resolve problems with your heat pump call Reese Services for expert advice and service. A Reese technician can replace your thermostat, repair or replace your heat pump.

A routine maintenance check by a HVAC contractor will ensure that your heat pump is working properly.  Contact Reese Services to set up a regular HVAC maintenance plan.  Reese Technicians will make sure that all parts, coils, and heating elements are in working order before a repair is needed.