A geothermal heat pump provides heating and cooling in many homes in Madison, VA. Like any other HVAC system, you may occasionally face issues with your system despite regular maintenance. Before calling an HVAC company, you can try to troubleshoot your geothermal heat pump system using some of the methods mentioned below.
System Does Not Turn On
Most of the calls we receive from our customers in Madison, VA, are about their geothermal heat pump not turning on. Our HVAC technicians will sometimes recommend that you check whether the thermostat settings on your heat pump are correct.
Ensure that the thermostat is set at cool if you want cooler temperatures and heat if you wish for warmer indoor temperatures. Also, the fan switch should be set on auto mode to only work when the heat pump is on.
Your System Does Not Produce Heat
Before you give our technicians a call about your geothermal not producing heat, you can try some simple troubleshooting tips. You should check on the main power supply section that keeps your heat pump functioning. Notice whether you can spot signs of deterioration and check whether there are any damages to the circuit breaker or fuse.
Heat Pump Turns Off Early
If your geothermal heat pump turns off early before the thermostat reaches its preset temperatures, you might want to check on your air filters. A dirty air filter will reduce the flow of air and put a strain on the motor. The heat pump could begin to overheat, which causes the system to shut down prematurely.
Sometimes, a malfunctioning blower might be the problem, and you might need to call in an HVAC technician to fix the problem. If you have any questions regarding the installation, maintenance and repair of your geothermal heat pump, contact the HVAC technicians at Duct Rite Mechanical.
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