If your Concord heat pump is not cooling, don’t worry! At Chad Love Services, we offer the “heat pump repair near me” that you’ve been searching for. These DIY heat pump repair tips might help you, too.
Heat Pump Troubleshooting
There are a few things you should look at when you’re heat pump troubleshooting. If you’re uncomfortable doing any of these, give us a call and we’ll take care of your Concord heat pump for you.
Check the Power
Make sure the power for the indoor unit is turned on and that the switch on the power disconnect unit outside is also on. You should also make sure the outdoor fuse is intact. If all is as it should be, check the circuit breakers for your heat pump. If your breakers keep flipping or the fuse is not intact, call for help because your heat pump is experiencing electrical problems.
Change Your Air Filters
When your air filters get full, your heat pump may struggle or it may stop cooling altogether. Changing the filters is one of the easiest DIY heat pump repairs out there, and it can help you save money on energy costs, too.
Test the Thermostat
Sometimes, your heat pump is not cooling because of problems with the thermostat. It may have gotten bumped and the temperature changed, or it may need to be replaced. If the unit seems to be working well but you can’t get the temp down where you want it, clean the thermostat. If it’s still not working, have someone replace it.
Look at Your Outdoor Unit
If there is ice or frost anywhere around your heat pump, but especially around the outdoor unit, it’s time to get someone to look at your heat pump. Check for clogged filters and blocked ducts and clear these before you call, in case they are causing the unit to freeze.
Examine Refrigerant Levels
If your heat pump is leaking, it won’t be able to cool as well. If you see signs of a leak, it’s time to bring in a pro as you cannot change the refrigerant yourself.
Try the Reversing Valve
Try switching your system to the opposite function (heat if it’s cooling or cool if it’s heating). If it works one way and not the other, then the problem may lie in this valve. You will need to have a technician out to resolve this issue.
Find Any Ductwork Leaks
If your system is working well and is the right size for your house but you’re still not able to get comfortable, it’s time to look for ductwork leaks. You can look for these on visible ducts, but you’ll need a pro to find leaks in hidden ducts.