During the winter time, most of us feel comfortable in our homes when we use a heat pump. There are no perfect systems, and sooner or later, you system will be requiring routine maintenance if not repair services for an issue that need to be fixed. And when this happens you will need the services of a heating repair service provider. There are many issues that your heating system can experience but a good professional repair service technicians can help you out of these system problems.
You heat pump’s outside coils can get covered in ice and frost if the moisture outside the home is great. If you want to melt off the frost from the coils, you can simply turn the defrost cycle on. A professional should be called in if you notice that the defrost cycle is not melting the frost but makes it even thicker. The defrost mode should only heat the outdoor coils to melt the frost. When this happens you can see smoke like gas coming out of your heat pump. What you actually see is steam which forms when the heated coils melt the ice or frost on the coil.
When the system has an electrical problem, it usually does not turn on.
Before calling a professional, there are some things that you need to check. The first things to check are the circuit breakers. Resetting your breakers might help and all you need to do is to turn them completely off then run them back on again. The power switches should then be checked if they are turned on. There are heating systems that have multiple cut-off switches. You can find these switches either on the equipment itself or in another separate area.
However, if after checking the circuit breaker and switches, your heat pump is still dead, then you need to immediately call your heating repair professional.
Humming and buzzing sounds are normal for heating equipment. If instead of humming and buzzing, you hear clanging, scraping, banging, or loud vibrations, you should get alarmed. Call your repair service professional after turning the system off completely. There might be something that has cracked inside the system and if you continue to use it, it can create more damage.
On very cold winter days, you may need to use back-up heat to have a comfortable temperature inside your home. There will be a blue or green light on display when this back-up heat is used. The light will turn on and off regularly if the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. A steady light that stays a long time is an indication that something is wrong and a repair professional should be called at once.