Why is that no one ever believes that Arizona can be chilly? Now that it’s December, temperatures are dropping well into the 40s, which, heck, isn’t that far off from the rest of the country!
During this time of year, you depend on your heat pump to keep you warm and toasty when temperatures outside aren’t quite so. But, what happens if your heat pump is unable to do that?
There are a number of reasons why your heat pump might not be heating as it should and, below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and, as always, remember to contact our team when you need heating repair in Mohave County, AZ!)
Here’s Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Heating
So, what’s wrong with your heat pump? Well, we can’t know for sure, but here are a few guesses:
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 during the heating season alone!
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.
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 in the system, 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.
Don’t Hesitate to Call in a Professional
If you are having trouble with your heat pump, do not hesitate to call in a certified HVAC professional for help. Only a certified HVAC pro has the tools, training, and expertise to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around. Trust us, when it comes to your comfort and your budget, you don’t want to take any risks — it’s always better to call a pro (NO amateurs!)
To schedule your heating repairs, or to learn more about our services, contact the team at Air Control Home Services today! Home Comfort Made Easy!