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Why Won't My Heat Pump Turn Off?

Common Troubleshooting Tips For Your Heater

If your heat pump is constantly running, it can be hard to catch it! Constantly running HVAC units may sound great for temperature control, but this is actually detrimental to your system’s health and lifespan. Making sure that you invest in maintenance and other ways to extend your unit’s lifespan will help you catch problems earlier, making them much easier to address.

At Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical, we understand that a malfunctioning heat pump can be a major inconvenience — especially during the colder months! That’s why we prioritize prompt service and strive to be there for our customers when they need us most.

When you call us for heat pump repair, we will schedule a service appointment at a time that is convenient for you. We stand by our timely technicians who are ready to get to work for you. Making HVAC as stress-free as possible means that you don’t have to worry while we get your house back to that perfect temperature.

Common Heat Pump Power Questions

If your heat pump won’t turn off, here are some questions that can better pinpoint the heart of the problem.

How Long Do Heat Pumps Take To Warm Up?

In general, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours for a heat pump to warm up your home. The time it takes for this type of system to reach the desired temperature is known as the warm-up time. During this warm-up period, your unit is working hard to transfer heat from the outside air into your home.

The concern really begins to show whenever your heat pump continuously runs for days at a time, as it indicates that there may be improper sizing or power issues with the unit’s components.

Why Does My Heat Pump Exceed The Set Temperature?

One possible reason why your heat pump is exceeding the set temperature is a malfunctioning thermostat. The thermostat is responsible for monitoring and regulating the temperature in your home. If it’s not working properly, it may not be accurately sensing the temperature and turning off the system when it should.

This can result in the heat pump running continuously, even when the desired temperature has been reached. Making sure that your thermostat is properly calibrated should address the issue, but calling a technician on our team is always a safe bet if calibration doesn’t solve your issue.

How Does A Heat Pump Know When To Shut Off?

At the heart of every heat pump is a sophisticated control system that constantly monitors and adjusts the operation of the unit. The thermostat is responsible for sensing the temperature in your home and sending signals to the system to turn on or off as needed.

When you set your desired temperature on the thermostat, it sends a signal to the heat pump to begin heating. The unit then springs into action, extracting heat from the outside air and transferring it into your home.

As the temperature in your home approaches the set temperature, the thermostat continues to monitor the ambient temperature. It relies on a combination of sensors and algorithms to make this determination. Inside the thermostat, there are temperature sensors that measure the temperature of the air in your home. These sensors provide feedback to the control system, allowing it to accurately determine when the set temperature has been reached.

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Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical in Birmingham is a trusted and reliable service provider that has been serving the community with excellence in HVAC and plumbing solutions. With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we have established ourselves as your go-to company for all heating, cooling and plumbing needs in the area.

Our skilled technicians are known for their expertise in installing, repairing and maintaining heating and cooling systems, ensuring optimal comfort for both residential and commercial clients. Whether it’s a sweltering summer day or a chilly winter night, Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical stands ready to provide reliable and efficient solutions to keep homes and businesses in Alabama running smoothly.

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