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Help! My Heat Pump Isn’t Heating!

It’s been rather cold here in Indiana these last few weeks, so it’s really no wonder why you’re concerned with your faulty heat pump. See, the last thing you need during a chilly winter day is a heat pump that won’t heat!

There are a number of reasons why your heat pump might not be heating as it should, and below, we have outlined some of these reasons for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and, of course, remember to call us for your heating repairs in Greenwood, IN.)

So, What’s the Deal?

Like we mentioned above, there are a number of reasons why your heat pump isn’t giving you heat:

A Clogged Air Filter

One of the first things that your HVAC technician will check for is a clogged air filter. When the filter becomes too clogged with dirt and debris, it restricts the amount of air that enters the heat pump to be heated. Air filters need to be replaced more than once a year. In fact, we recommend that you change your air filter every 1-3 months during the heating season.

Thermostat Troubles

A faulty thermostat can be the reason why you’re not receiving the heat you want. If the thermostat is miscalibrated, the heat pump won’t run long enough to maintain the level of heat your home needs. Also, if the connection between the thermostat and the pump is broken, it is impossible to change the system over to heating mode.

Leaking Refrigerant

Heat pumps need a specific amount of refrigerant to function properly, even if it is in heating mode! During the winter, the refrigerant absorbs the heat in the surrounding air so it can heat your home. If there is a leak, then you’ll probably notice lukewarm air.

Broken Reversing Valve

The reversing valve is the mechanism that allows your heat pump to switch from cooling mode to heating mode and vice versa. If the valve becomes stuck, your system won’t be able to switch modes. Fortunately, our technicians have the training and equipment to correctly replace the valve.

Hire a Professional

If you are concerned about your heat pump’s ability to do its job, do not hesitate to reach out to a team of certified HVAC professionals for help. Trust us, only a certified professional has the tools, training, and experience to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around.

And yes, there may be hundreds of Average Joe’s willing to service your system for a fairly cheap price, but remember, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you an arm and a leg down the road. Therefore, it is always best to hire a professional right off the bat — see, when it comes to your comfort and your budget, you don’t want to take any risks!

Are you ready to schedule your heat pump repairs? Great! All you have to do is contact the team at Vital Heating & Air to get started.

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