A heat pump is the unit that heats and cools your home so it is of the utmost importance to ensure it is working properly year round if you want yourself and your family to be comfortable. All appliances need a bit of maintaining in order to work efficiently all the time, therefore knowing a few tips can save you from being too hot in the summer or freezing during the winter as well as save you money on repairs. The following tips for thermopompe in Montreal should give you peace of mind.
You may notice that your home is not as comfortable as it normally is which could mean that there is a problem with the heat pump having a short cycle or there could be something wrong with the defrost cycle. Heat pumps are designed to work when temperatures are above 15 degrees Fahrenheit; however, when temperatures drop below this, the heat pump must have a backup like electric heating elements found with furnaces.
If your heat pump will not start, the first thing to check is your circuit breakers and fuses. If this is not the problem, then the next thing to check is if your unit has a reset button, which should be located on the exterior of the unit. If you notice the heat pump has a short cycle, this indicates that the coil is dirty. Coils can collect dirt, debris and dust which will cause the unit to not work properly. Just check the coils and remove any debris you find. If the defrost cycle last longer than 15 minutes then you will more than likely need the expertise of a repair person.
Outdoor units can easily become clogged or blocked from pests including squirrels or roaches and during the autumn falling leaves can play havoc on outdoor units. It is a good idea to remove the cover of an outdoor unit at least twice per year, usually in the spring and fall, and clean all the debris and grime to ensure the unit will work properly.
You should also check all filters at least every three months. If you cannot see through the filter it is time to replace it. Air must be able to flow or your unit will not work efficiently and can lead to major repair issues. Ensuring your unit is free from debris, dirt, grime, and dust along with the filters is the best way to save money on repairs.
Of course, with age all appliances will have worn parts that will need replaced. If you have never worked on a heat pump, it would be in your best interest to hire a professional or you may do irreplaceable damage to the unit which may cost you thousands of dollars to replace.
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