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Residential Heat Pump Resources for Homeowners

Portland and Vancouver residents know how temperatures can fluctuate during the winter and summer months. A residential heat pump that is properly installed and regularly maintained will keep you and your family at a comfortable temperature all year long. Maintaining your home’s heat pump is a vital part of running a household and reducing utility costs. Learn about the most common problems for residential heat pumps as well as when to buy a new unit and how to choose the right HVAC system for your home.

Common Issues with Residential Heat Pumps

When you discover how to troubleshoot your residential heat pump, you’ll be able to remedy the issue or know when it’s time to call an expert. If the HVAC unit in your home is not operating properly, you may be able to diagnose the problem with a few simple checks.

If your residential heat pump is not producing heat:

  • Check to see if your unit is switched from its cooling mode to its heating mode
  • Check the outdoor cabinet for ice accumulation
  • Make sure the refrigerant is at a sufficient level and check for leaks

If your residential heat pump is not generating cool air:

  • Look for dirt buildup on the condenser coils of the outdoor cabinet
  • Check your heat pump refrigerant level
  • Check the air filters for dirt, debris, and clogs

If your residential heat pump fails to routinely cycle off:

  • Check the thermostat and make sure the temperature isn’t set too high
  • Check for refrigerant leaks
  • Consider whether your home is properly insulated

Residential Heat Pumps Tips

At AAA Heating & Cooling, we take pride in offering the best products, services, and information to our residential HVAC customers. With the right knowledge and resources, you’ll be able to keep your residential heat pump running efficiently which will keep your home safe and save you money in the long run. Check out the tips below:

  1. Install your residential heat pump 6 to 8 inches above ground to ensure proper drainage.
  2. Trim shrubbery surrounding your outdoor heat pump.
  3. Schedule routine HVAC service, even if your heat pump is running properly.
  4. Check and replace air filters in your home on a regular basis.
  5. Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature and program it to turn off at night, as well as when you’re away from home.
  6. Make sure the air vents in your home are not obstructed by curtains, furniture, rugs, lamps, or other items.
  7. Check for ice accumulation during the colder months and remove buildup as needed.
  8. Regularly remove dirt and debris from your outdoor residential heat pump.

A properly installed and regularly serviced heat pump will be safe to use and keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

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Buying a New Residential Heat Pump for Your Home

If you are unable to troubleshoot your faulty residential heat pump, it’s a good idea to call an expert and schedule a service appointment. The trained HVAC technicians at AAA Heating & Cooling can diagnose any residential HVAC issue and recommend a new heat pump unit if we can’t fix the problem. We will help you choose the perfect residential HVAC unit that fits the unique needs of your household.

Not only are our heat pumps are compatible with ComfortNet™ Communications Systems, we offer industry-leading Daikin systems, including:

  • Daikin DZ20VC Whole House Heat Pump units with up to 21 SEER performance, up to 10 HSPF, variable-speed swing and scroll compressors, high-density sound blankets, and diagnostic indicator lights with LED display
  • Daikin DZ18VC Whole House Heat Pump units with up to 19 SEER performance, up to 9.5 HSPF, variable-speed swing compressors, quiet operation, three-speed condenser fan motors, and LED diagnostic indicator lights
  • Daikin DZ18TC Whole House Heat Pump units with up to 19 SEER performance, up to 9.5 HSPF, chlorine-free refrigerant, UltraTech scroll compressors, and low-voltage outdoor wiring
  • Daikin DZ16TC Whole House Heat Pump units with up to 16 SEER performance, up to 9.75 HSPF, chlorine-free refrigerant, UltraTech scroll compressors, and low-voltage outdoor wiring
  • Daikin DZ16SA Whole House Heat Pump units with up to 16 SEER performance, up to 9.5 HSPF, chlorine-free refrigerant, high-density compressor sound blankets, time-delay technology for quiet and reliable defrost, and bi-flow liquid line filter driers
  • Daikin DZ14SA Whole House Heat Pump units with up to 15 SEER performance, up to 9.0 HSPF, high-efficiency scroll compressors, time-delay technology for quiet and reliable defrost, bi-flow liquid line filter driers, and suction line accumulators

In addition to expert residential HVAC installation, AAA Heating & Cooling offers 24-hour emergency service for Portland and Vancouver homeowners. To find out more about heat pump preventative care and maintenance, or to schedule a service appointment, contact AAA Heating & Cooling today!