When the heat pump doesn’t work, there are a few things that you can check on your own before you call a professional.
It’s important to make sure that the thermostat is set to the heating mode.
If the thermostat does not work in the heating mode but it still works in the cool mode, then you have trouble with the heat pump. If the heat pump does not work in heat or cool, the thermostat may be the problem. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to buy a thermostat and money Supercenters and hardware stores will carry a few different models in stock. If the thermostat does not solve the problem, then you might need to check if the fuses and circuit breakers are all on. Most of the heat pump repairs are due to faulty or loose wire. Dirty air filters can also prevent the flow of air. A lack of air flow can cause a number of problems and eventually ruin the entire heat pump. The heat pump should have a new filter every other month as long as it is the cold, winter season. All of these repairs can help solve many heat pump problems and save the homeowner hundreds of dollars on a call to the professional heating company. When my family and I woke up to a cold house, we used these troubleshooting tips to learn that our thermostat needed to be replaced. I was going to call someone to help, but we managed to solve the issue on our own. Now the heat pump works fine and we saved a huge fee.