Heat pumps are cost-effective alternatives to traditional heating and cooling units such as furnaces or air conditioners. Experts say heat pumps can reduce your heating bills by as much as 50 percent and improve the air quality in your home better than older AC units.
If your heat pump is constantly running it’s certainly counterproductive to these amazing benefits. With the warmer temperatures soon to be hitting us in Austell, GA, a malfunctioning heat pump can be a huge issue for you and your family.
Before scheduling a maintenance call, we want to offer these tips to ensure an experienced technician appointment is necessary for your heat pump.
Check the thermostat
Thermostat issues can be a common cause of heat pump issues. Sometimes homeowners don’t realize their thermostats are set incorrectly. Sometimes the thermostat may not be getting a proper reading of the air temperature. If you check your thermostat and it is set properly, it’s possible that the issue is with the heat anticipator within the thermostat.
Drafts of outside air can cause the unit to continue to run. Ensure there are no open windows, doors, or poor areas of insulation in your home.
Check the filter
A clogged filter or blower can cause your heat pump to overheat. Check to ensure your air filter is both clean and installed in the right direction.
These are some of the more simple reasons a heat pump might run constantly but if you check these three things and find it still runs, there may be other issues that are not so easily identified. Compressor problems, refrigerant issues, and improper ductwork are among many possibilities that would require the assistance of a qualified professional.
As a Rheem Pro Partner in Austell, Wade Heating and Air Conditioning technicians are experts at Rheem heat pump replacements and installations. With more than 47 years of five-star service, we welcome the opportunity to help you stay comfortable all year round.
Contact us today if you are experiencing any HVAC issues and our licensed, insured, and drug-tested technicians can get your home back to being comfortable again.