Heaters are supposed to blow heat and air conditioners are supposed to cool, right? But have you ever cranked up the thermostat only to find that when the air turns on it actually feels cold? Even if the temperature eventually does rise, it can leave you uncomfortable in the meantime. In this post, we’ll explain some quick fixes for your heat pump.

HEAT PUMP = COLD AIR?

Air from a heat pump should be about 90 degrees. If it feels cold, something is obviously wrong! Here’s a list of things to check:

  • Thermostat settings: Make sure the thermostat is set to HEAT and that you have your desired temperature set. Make sure the HEAT PUMP setting is selected and that the batteries are properly charged.
  • Condenser coils: The coils on your outside unit can get jammed up with dirt, leaves, or other debris. Make sure to keep them clean so the unit can function properly!
  • Heat pump freeze: A combination of factors can cause the pump to freeze up, making it impossible to produce warm air. This can include dirty coils, clogged filters, or low refrigerant.
  • Reversing valve: The reversing valve switches the pump from cool to heat. If it’s not working, your unit will not produce hot air.
  • General maintenance: It’s a good idea to get your whole HVAC system inspected at least once a year. The certified pros at City Plumbing can check and clean everything listed above, as well as take care of other routine things that can cause lost efficiency.

CLEAN AND CHECK

City Plumbing recommends HVAC tune-ups twice a year. The fall and spring are a great time to get it checked out, as you prepare to switch from heat to cool and vice-versa. For $89.99, our experts will check your filters, clean your condenser coil, inspect safety controls, calibrate your thermostat, and much more. To make an appointment, call us today at 432-366-2401. Give us a call, and we’ll come running!