Living without heat in the winter in Sterling City, TX, is miserable, even if it’s only for a short time. When your heat pump doesn’t work, you want to know why and fix the problem. Here are three common heat pump malfunctions and a few things you can do.

1. Thermostat Malfunction

A malfunctioning thermostat can cause all sorts of problems. Without a signal to turn on from your thermostat, your heat pump may not turn on at all. Calibration problems could cause your thermostat to report to your heat pump that your room is a temperature that it is not, causing your heat pump to run constantly or not run at all.

A professional HVAC technician will be able to solve your thermostat problems. If your thermostat is old, it may be best to replace it with a new programmable or smart thermostat.

2. No Heat

If your heat pump isn’t producing heat, a few things might be wrong. There may be too much debris around the heat pump unit, blocking air from getting in. Your heat pump uses heat from the outside air to heat your home, so if it can’t access enough outside air, it will have trouble capturing enough heat to work.

You may also have a dirty air filter in your heat pump, hindering airflow. You may also have a refrigerant leak. Your heat pump uses refrigerant to transfer heat from outside to inside, and if there is a leak, you will need a visit from a trained HVAC technician to fix it.

3. Heat Pump Running Constantly

In addition to thermostat problems, a few other things could be causing your heat pump to run without turning off. Frigid weather will cause your heat pump to run more than usual, as it needs to gather more air than it typically would. A broken compressor contractor could be preventing your unit from turning off, and a professional will need to replace it.

If your heat pump isn’t working, call the professionals at Bowles Heating and Cooling, and we can fix the problem immediately. We have a full staff of HVAC technicians trained to solve your heat pump issues.

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