Heat Pump Repair in St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Holiday FL
A heat pump is a combination heating and cooling system for residential or commercial buildings. Our HVAC specialists repair heat pump systems in Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties. Customer satisfaction guaranteed.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Heat pumps work in a similar fashion to central air conditioning, except that heat pumps can transfer heat both directions. In other words, a heat pump can be used for both heating and cooling.
In heating mode, the heat is extracted from the outside air, and carried indoors. When in cooling mode, the thermal heat is absorbed from inside your home and released outdoors.
Video: Heat Pumps Explained
Common Heat Pump Repairs
These are reasons why you may need to call a HVAC company to repair your heat pump:
- No heat or cooling due to a refrigerant leak, blower failure, airflow obstruction.
- You cannot switch between hot and cold due to a heat pump reversing valve failure.
- Ice or frost buildup on the heat pump. This can be caused by a leaky refrigerant line, dirty evaporator coils, or a malfunctioning defrost cycle.
- No cold or hot air blowing, and a humming noise from the outside unit. This can be a sign of a failing capacitor.
- Hot or cold air is not blowing, and a rattling noise in the outside unit. You may also see moisture pooling around the outside unit. This may indicate a failing compressor.
Heat Pump Troubleshooting
Try these steps before calling our team for heat pump repairs.
- Check the thermostat. Make sure the setting is on heat or cool. Next, adjust the temperature by 5 degrees. Does the heat pump kick on? If there’s still nothing happening, change the batteries in the thermostat. If none of these solve the issue, give us a call.
- Inspect the air filter. Dirty air filters can cause the system to work harder than necessary. Change dirty filters, as they can lead to system failure and expensive repairs.
- Is the circuit breaker on? Sometimes a power surge can flip the breaker. Turn the breaker off, then on until it clicks. If the heat pump is still not working after that, give our HVAC team a call at (727) 366-7731.