When we talk about heating system or heat pump, it must be pointed out that the operation of the machine is bit complex. If you have not done the annual maintenance, it may be that when you decide to put it on, you will realize that the heat pump does not heat or does not heat as it should. And it is normal since last winter you probably have not used it. So why is not my heat pump heating up? Well, it can be due to several things.
Heat pump does not heat
Before turning on our heat pump, the first thing we have to do is to clean the filters, thus avoiding the malfunction of the equipment and that it produces bad odors. When winter comes we clean the filters and when summer comes we clean again. Keep in mind that the operation of the equipment both in cold and in heat is the same. Therefore, the causes of your machine not cooling will be the same that if it does not heat.
Put my equipment on heat and no hot air comes out
There are many people who ask us this question, but at first there is no need to be alarmed since the machine needs a few minutes to start ventilating. The normal thing is to wait 3 to 6 minutes for it to start blowing hot air. If after that time you still don’t ventilate, then you may have another problem.
Putting my A / C on heat freezes the outdoor unit
This can be due to various causes. The most common can be a lack of gas caused by a leak and the most common symptom is ice or frost forming on the rear of the outdoor unit. If your equipment shows below symptoms, we recommend that you hire heat pump repair service as soon as possible. Among the most common causes of frostbite are – Lack of gas. Fan failure, Excessive cold outside, Dirty filters, Dirty or clogged condenser, etc.
The outdoor fan does not work
There may be a problem with the start capacitor, causing. To solve it, simply change this part. It may also be due to a problem with the fan motor. The solution here would be to replace it. In some equipment, it can also be a sign of a lack of gas.
The compressor does not work
When this happens we may not realize it. Just because the fan is spinning does not mean that the compressor is running. To check it, we will have to look at the noise of the machine or touch the connection nuts to see if they are hot.