With proper maintenance, you can keep your heating system in good condition for many years. However, certain problems can still occur, especially during extreme weather. For instance, in the winter, heat pumps sometimes struggle to reach the set temperature, affecting your indoor comfort.
Find out what may be causing this problem from a furnace and air conditioner replacement expert.
Outdoor Unit Failure
If your outdoor unit fails, inspect the power supply and replace the filters. You may feel cold air coming from the vents when the equipment is in defrost mode and you don’t have a supplemental heating system. While this is normal, you should contact a professional if the unit doesn’t turn back on once the defrost cycle ends.
Frosted Outdoor Unit
Running a defrost cycle will usually fix a condenser unit that’s iced or frosted over. However, you’ll need to contact a heating and air conditioner repair expert if the entire unit is covered in ice.
Cold Air Entering the House
To keep the heat contained inside your home, make sure that the windows and doors are tightly closed. Sealing air leaks around your house can help minimize energy loss, saving you on heating and cooling costs. Your attic and basement should also have sufficient insulation.
User error can sometimes cause problems. Check to make sure all your vents and registers are open. When your supply and return vents aren’t open, the heat won’t be able to disperse throughout the house
When to Call a Professional
Keep in mind that heating and cooling system repairs are best left to professionals. Attempting to do the job on your own may cause more harm than good. You’ll need to contact an expert if the unit’s compressor isn’t running or if the compressor valve is faulty. Thermostat issues, refrigerant problems and heat pump maintenance are also best handled by the pros.
For your home’s heating and cooling needs, turn to Cooper Bros. We specialize in indoor air quality, HVAC and preventive care services. Call us at (408) 649-2008 or complete our contact form to get a free estimate.