Solutions for a Heat Pump that Isn’t Cooling

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Solutions for a Heat Pump that Isn’t Cooling

Folks in the Evansville, Indiana area know that if they want to stay cool and comfortable during our hot and muggy summer, their heat pump needs to be in top operating condition. Fortunately, Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing has a solid reputation for providing not only quality products, but top-notch service and repairs as well. That’s why when your heat pump stops cooling, you should call us.

When a heat pump fails to cool, it can be a frustrating experience. Several factors can contribute to this issue. Brackett offers the following checklist to help locate the problem and make your home comfortable again.

First, check the thermostat. It may seem basic, but it’s possible someone in the home accidently changed the mode of operation or the desired temperature, so ensure the thermostat is set to “cooling” mode and the temperature is set lower than the current room temperature. 

Secondly, check out the air filter. A clogged or dirty air filter restricts airflow, reducing the cooling capacity of the heat pump. Air filters should be inspected and cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions, typically from one to three months. Scheduling regular inspections and cleaning is necessary for your heat pump to cool effectively. Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing offers a comprehensive maintenance plan, so you can have confidence in your heat pump’s performance. 

Next, examine the outdoor unit. Clear away any debris, leaves, or obstructions around the outdoor unit. When the unit is blocked by tall vegetation, airflow can be impeded. Additionally, make sure the outdoor unit is not covered or obstructed by any objects.

Check the condensate drain line for any clogs or blockages, which can cause water to back up and interfere with the cooling process. Blockages can be cleared using a small brush or a mixture of vinegar and water; or, if you don’t feel comfortable with DIY solutions, call Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing to schedule a heat pump repair.

Another solution is to have the refrigerant levels checked since low refrigerant levels can hinder the heat pump’s ability to cool efficiently. This is best done by professional technicians, who have the specialized training and equipment. 

To get your heat pump back on track, the quickest solution is to contact the trained technicians at Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing. They can diagnose and address any underlying problems with the heat pump such as a malfunctioning compressor, faulty electrical components or other technical issues. Brackett can also handle 

regular maintenance and servicing of the heat pump. Following the manufacturer’s guidelines and scheduling professional maintenance at least once a year can help identify and rectify potential problems before they escalate.

Schedule your cooling repair, replacement or maintenance by calling Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing today.