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Why Is My Heat Pump Not Switching Modes? Seattle Heating & Cooling Has the Answer

By April 22, 2023May 5th, 2023No Comments

Heat pumps are a popular choice for home heating and cooling, but sometimes they can encounter issues. One common problem homeowners face is when their heat pump won’t switch modes. If you’re experiencing this issue, Seattle Heating & Cooling is here to help.

  1. Check your thermostat settings: One of the most common reasons a heat pump won’t switch modes is due to incorrect thermostat settings. Make sure your thermostat is set to the correct mode (heating or cooling) and that the temperature is set to the desired level.
  2. Check your air filter: A dirty air filter can cause your heat pump to malfunction, including preventing it from switching modes. Seattle Heating & Cooling recommends checking and replacing your air filter every one to three months to ensure proper function.
  3. Check for ice buildup: In colder temperatures, ice can build up on the outdoor unit of your heat pump, preventing it from switching modes. If you notice ice buildup, turn off the heat pump and allow it to defrost before attempting to turn it back on.
  4. Check for refrigerant leaks: Low refrigerant levels can cause your heat pump to struggle and prevent it from switching modes. Seattle Heating & Cooling recommends scheduling a professional inspection to check for any refrigerant leaks and perform any necessary repairs.
  5. Schedule professional maintenance: Regular maintenance from Seattle Heating & Cooling can help catch any potential issues before they become major problems, including issues with mode switching. Our team can perform a thorough inspection and provide any necessary repairs or replacements.

If you’re experiencing issues with your heat pump not switching modes, don’t hesitate to contact Seattle Heating & Cooling for professional assistance. Our experienced technicians can diagnose and resolve the issue quickly and efficiently, helping to keep your home comfortable year-round. 206-848-8080.


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