Before winter comes, you want to be able to keep your home warm. Heat pump air conditioning systems are the perfect efficient heating solution. When you have a heat pump installed to replace an old AC, it can also provide you with heating during mild weather. These AC heat pumps also need different maintenance and repairs during the winter months. The following guide will help you with the care and repairs your system needs during mildly cold weather:
Airflow and problems with heat pump systems—The airflow of your heating system is one of the most important features of the heat pump. If there is not good airflow, it is not going to keep your home warm. Check for the following issues that could be restricting the airflow of your system:
- Dirty filters and HVAC components restricting airflow
- Closed vents and problems with dampers not being adjusted correctly
- Issues with air leaks in HVAC ductwork and air handlers
These are issues with an AC heat pump that could be causing your HVAC to have poor airflow and your home to be cold.
Electrical problems that cause heat pump failure—Heat pumps can also have electrical wiring and parts problems. Some electrical problems that you may have with an AC heat pump include:
- Electric control short circuits
- Breakers and electric switches being turned off
- Capacitors and other electrical components failing
These electrical problems can cause your AC heat pump not to work.
Issues with heating elements not working—AC heat pumps have a heating element used to remove thermal energy. The biggest benefit of these systems is that they also supply energy for heating in mild weather. This heat exchange element is an important component of your HVAC system, and it needs to be cleaned as part of routine maintenance. If the system is not heating in winter, this part may need to be replaced.
Problems with blower motors and other HVAC components not working—The problems with blower motors and other HVAC components like dampers can also cause the heat pump not to heat your home during winter weather. You will want to check the blower if it is making noises and there is a problem with airflow. You will want to have these problems with your air conditioning checked out by an AC repair technician.
This information will help you with the AC heat pump maintenance and repairs that need to be done this winter. Call an air conditioning service for help caring for your heat pump AC during the colder months of the year.
To learn more, contact an HVAC contractor.