Do you rely on a ductless heat pump to keep your Charleston, SC, home warm? Are you worried that your ductless heater needs repairs? Check these four things before scheduling repairs:
Check the Thermostat
Thermostat settings get changed sometimes without your knowledge, especially when you don’t live alone. Everyone has individual comfort levels, and simple setting changes might make it seem like your heater isn’t working.
If you know the thermostat setting is correct, check the display for error messages. Many of today’s newer thermostats display instructions to fix errors. Follow the instructions and see if the problem resolves itself. Don’t forget to check the batteries too. If you still don’t get anywhere, call a service technician for further assistance
Check for Tripped Circuits
When your heater stops working, it’s natural to assume the worst but don’t panic. If the thermostat is working fine, head to your home’s circuit breaker box. It’s not unusual for power surges to trip the circuit and turn off your ductless heater. Turn the circuit to the “on” position if it’s turned off.
Check the Drain Line
So, the thermostat settings are correct, and no circuits have tripped. Now what? The next thing to do is check the drain line for obstructions. If there’s an obstruction, the float switch or emergency cutoff valve might have shut off the condenser coil to keep condensation from happening. Try flushing the drain line to clear any obstruction or check for standing water in the drain line or the drain pan.
Change the Filter
Is the heater running, but the air isn’t coming from the vents? Do you see ice on the coil or refrigerant line? These problems indicate an airflow issue. Ask yourself when you last changed the filter. You must change filters every 30 days to keep the system functioning well.
If you can’t resolve your ductless heater troubles yourself, don’t hesitate to call for repairs. Call the experts at Berkeley Heating & Air Conditioning for ductless service today!
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