During cold weather service technicians are often called for common heat pump problems like this one. When it’s really cold outside your heat pump may not be able to heat the house to the temperature you have set on your thermostat.
Your Heat Pump Can’t Reach Desired Temperature
If you set your thermostat to 72 degrees this winter you may find your house only reaches 69 to 70 degrees. This heat pump problem is very common and generates many service calls. Sometimes there are real heat pump problems occurring but many times it is because of severely cold weather conditions.
Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Producing Enough Heat
When temperatures outside get below 35 degrees, your heat pump will lose efficiency and cannot keep up with heat loss that naturally occurs in your home. When the temperature in your house falls 2-3 degrees below the set temperature, supplemental heat comes on to assist the heat pump. Unfortunately before the temperature reaches the set temperature, the backup heat cycles off and the heat pump runs on its own. The problem is, that the heat pump still cannot reach the desired temperature. This usually happens when it’s the coldest outside and you need the heat the most.
What You Can Do
Heat pumps that are operating correctly are very efficient. They are designed to work the way they do. You can remedy this situation without heater repairs by adjusting your thermostat a few degrees higher than you want it to be. This will help your house stay at a comfortable temperature during cold days.
Heat Pump Problems On Warm Days
If you notice this problem on warmer days (over 35 degrees) then you may have another problem all together. Heat pump repairs may be needed. Here are a few possible problems that might be occurring:
- Faulty Thermostat
- Problem with refrigerant
- Valve Problems
- Compressor Problems
- Unit wasn’t maintained properly
- Leaking ducts
- Outdoor unit isn’t working properly
When To Call Your HVAC Company
If you notice problems with your HVAC system maintaining the right heat, it could be that it is just really cold outside. If you don’t think that is the problem, you can call your HVAC Company, Greater Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning and speak to a service technician who will be happy to help you diagnose the problem. You can depend on Greater Comfort to provide you with everything you need to keep your house comfortable all winter long. Whether it is advise or heat pump repairs, Greater Comfort can help.