Here at Blue Mountain Air we have reached the time of year where we have to switch our heat pumps from cooling to heating. But what if yours won’t switch? There are several reasons why a heat pump won’t switch modes, but the first thing to remember is not to panic. Here at Blue Mountain Air we have the trained technicians to help you with any heat pump issues you may experience throughout your time as a homeowner. Below we are going to provide you with the most common reasons why your heat pump won’t switch modes.

Thermostat Problems

The most common reason we see that causes your heat pump not to switch has to do with the thermostat. Your thermostat is the instrument that signals your heat pump to switch modes. Just like any heating device thermostats can malfunction and require repair. Sometimes the inside of the thermostat can become dusty and dirty affecting how it operates. The wires that connect the thermostat to your system can fray and corrode cutting off the needed electrical flow The best way to manage a problem a problem with your thermostat is to call one of our technicians to review and inspect yours to ensure there are not any existing problems.

Refrigerant Leak

Heat pumps need an exact amount of refrigerant to operate correctly, whether it is heating or cooling your home. During the winter months the refrigerant absorbs the heat in the surrounding air so that your system can heat your home. If there is a refrigerant leak somewhere in your system the heat pump wont be able to operate as it should and may result in lukewarm air blowing into your home. Refrigerant leaks can be very difficult to find and handling refrigerant requires certification so if you suspect your heat pump has a leak it is important that you contact us as soon as possible.

Reversing Valve On Heat Pump

The reversing valve in your heat pump is what allows the device to switch from cooling to heating mode. It is very common for the reversing valve to get stuck in certain positions not allowing the system to switch over. Usually when this happens the valve will need to be replaced and that requires a professional.

Don’t ever wait or put off having your heat pump maintenance if you cant get it to witch from cooling to heating mode. Especially since it is getting very cold you don’t want to prolong it any longer. Most things don’t take much time to fix but a few however take a lot longer. For example if you have to get a certain part replaced on your heat pump to fix the problem it could take longer depending on if the part has to be ordered or not.

Blue Mountain Air

Here at Blue Mountain air we have a team of highly trained professionals that are qualified to perform any heating services or heating repairs you may need. We offer many different heating and cooling services so that we can better serve our customers so no matter what type of HVAC system you have we can help. We also have a great selection of new HVAC systems including heat pumps if you are interested in installing a new system. If you choose to use us here at Blue Mountain Air you are guaranteed to get the service you deserve. Don’t hesitate to give us a call we are always more than happy to help if we cant answer your question we can definitely point you in the right direction of someone who can.