Many homeowners in Tampa choose to install a heat pump to have both heating and cooling all year long. Because, after all, you want to be comfortable in your home no matter what the Florida weather decides to do outside. Depending on how long you’ve had your heat pump or when the last time you had regular maintenance done on it, it may not be doing its job.
Sometimes your heat pump can actually blow cold air, which means you may have a severe problem on your hands that will require the services of the heat pump heroes at Super Heat and Air Tampa. Today, we wanted to discuss some of the reasons that your heat pump may appear to be stuck in the not-so-desirable cooling mode.
Why Is Your Heat Pump Only Blowing Cold Air?
Check Your Thermostat
When it comes to any problems you’re experiencing with your heating, cooling, and temperature regulation, it’s always critical to first check that your thermostat is working correctly. Be sure to look and see if there is an error in the settings, or if you have a smart thermostat, the programming that may be causing your heat pump to be stuck in cooling mode.
Bad Or Faulty Wiring
Even after you’ve checked your thermostat, there still may be a problem with the signals going from your thermostat to your heat pump. A miscalibration often causes this in your thermostat that creates false temperature readings. Faulty wiring can also lead to your thermostat completely losing connection to your heat pump, which means it’s not even able to signal when to turn on or off. If you’ve checked the thermostat and that it’s working correctly, then it may mean you have a wiring issue, and it’s essential to leave this type of diagnostic and repair up to the heating superheroes at Super Heat & Air.
Faulty Heat Pump
One of the most common issues with a faulty heat pump is that the reversing valve will malfunction. Why does this matter? Because the reversing valve is attached to the refrigerant line and is the component designed to change the direction the refrigerant flows through your heating unit. If this breaks, your unit will be stuck in one mode and one mode only. This is another issue that only specialists like Super Heat & Air technicians can properly diagnose and fix.
Your heat pump is a critical part of keeping your home cool and comfortable during the colder winter nights in Tampa, and it’s not something that you should attempt to diagnose or repair yourself. However, if you’ve checked your thermostat and it’s working fine, it’s time to call the heat pump pros at (813) 355-0288 and one of our expert technicians will come to the rescue!
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