A heat pump is an excellent heating option for Henderson, NV homeowners, but you certainly don’t want to have a malfunction during the winter. Here are three signs of common heat pump repair problems you might encounter and what you can do to fix them.
Little Or No Heat
Inadequate heat can stem from blocked air ducts, low refrigerant, clogged air filters, faulty valves, or a malfunctioning thermostat. To troubleshoot, make sure that your vents are open to keep airflow balanced and flowing properly. Clean or replace air filters and check your thermostat setting. For refrigerant problems, call our EPA-certified service technicians for heat pump repair.
Icing Or Freezing
In cold temperatures, it’s common to see a coat of frost or ice on your heat pump. Some systems automatically go into defrost mode to melt the ice; other systems you can manually start the defrost cycle. If the coils are sheathed in ice or the whole unit is encased in snow or ice, then you have a problem. Possible causes include fan motor failure and low refrigerant, both of which require the services of a professional HVAC company.
Cold Air Or No Air
If your unit is pumping out cold air, check to see if it’s in the defrost mode. It should only be in defrost mode 10 to 15 minutes. If that’s not the issue, then it could be a refrigerant, valve, or compressor problem that requires heat pump repair. A heat pump tune-up at the start of the heating season could avert the need for repair when temperatures start to drop.
If you’re experiencing any of these problems, check out the heat pump repair services we offer at Infinity Heating and Cooling or give us a call at (702) 857-8577. We are a professional HVAC company dedicated to keeping our Las Vegas neighbors warm and protected.