Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Repair’

Why Won’t My Heat Pump Cool?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

One of the biggest benefits of owning a heat pump is that it is a dual-mode system, providing heat during the winter months and cool air during the summer months. However, switching between modes can sometimes be an issue for a few reasons, as we’ll discuss below. No matter what the issue with your heat pump in Oxford, DE, you should always call an expert for help. Heat pump systems are complex, and allowing someone to work on them without the proper training and expertise can lead to other more serious issues, in addition to potentially being more costly. The NATE-certified technicians at Bartels Heating & Cooling are available day or night, so if you are experiencing an issue with your heat pump, call us today!

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West Chester, OH Heat Pump Repair: Compressor Won’t Start

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Heat pumps operate according to the same basic principles of air conditioning. Refrigerant passes through the compressor, which pressurizes it, and it then goes through the condenser coils, where it dissipates the heat into the outdoor air and condenses into a liquid. The liquid then enters an evaporator system, which returns it to a gaseous state and cools the surrounding air in the process. (The air is them blown into the home with a fan.) Heat pumps simply make this process reversible, allowing you to release either hot or cool air into your West Chester, OH home. Otherwise, it doesn’t significantly differ from the functioning of an air conditioning. But what happens when the compressor won’t start?

The compressor can suffer from a number of possible problems from a lack of cooling capacity (usually caused by a refrigerant leak) to an excessively long cycle (likely caused by general wear and tear). If it fails to turn on entirely, however, you’re likely looking at an overheated or broken-down unit. Many compressor motors have automatic shut-off switches designed to prevent greater damage. Those that don’t might overheat if they are old or suffer from other damage. Regardless, the compressor motor will probably need to be replaced.

In some cases, the compressor may not start because of a problem with the electrical wiring delivering power from your home’s circuit breaker box. Check the box to see if the breaker has been triggered. If it has – and if it keeps triggering when you try to run the heat pump – you likely have something wrong with the wiring and will need to replace it.

A professional heating techncian can usually handle all of your West Chester, OH pump repair needs. If your compressor won’t start, then call Bartels Heating & Cooling for help. We handle West Chester, OH heat pump repair issues of all varieties, and will work diligently to fix the source of your compressor problems. Call us today and get your heat pump back on track.

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