Taking Care of the Heat Pump in Your Orlando Area Home Is the Key to Comfort

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Taking care of your heat pump isn’t only the key to your ongoing comfort; it can also extend your system’s lifespan. And contrary to what many people think, regular maintenance is quite straightforward.

Before you do anything, grab your owner’s manual. Firstly, familiarize yourself with the location of key components. Moreover, switch the pump to “off” and turn off the power. In case you encounter any uncertainties or challenges, refer to the manual for guidance.

Ensure that the area around the pump is free of debris and obstructions. Additionally, take note of any potential hazards that might impede the proper functioning of the pump. For example, inspect the surrounding environment for loose objects or vegetation. This precautionary measure is essential for maintaining optimal performance and longevity.

Eliminate any dirt, leaves or twigs, as they can get in the way of airflow. If the condensate pan, drain and trap are dirty, clean them with a 50-50 solution of white vinegar and water. Change the filter once a month, though you may be able to go as long as three months if you run the pump infrequently.

If your heat pump is malfunctioning, you may wish to troubleshoot certain problems yourself. If your heat pump isn’t turning on or isn’t heating or cooling:

  • Check the power source – to ensure that the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped – and the switch.
  • Adjust the temperature setting on the thermostat. Move it up or down 5 degrees until the pump turns on.
  • Inspect the air registers in your home to ensure that they’re open.

If the blower on your heat pump isn’t working:

  • Check the fan function and switch it to “off.” If it’s already “off,” the switch probably needs to be adjusted.
  • Inspect the belt that connects the motor to the blower. If it’s worn or frayed, it probably needs to be replaced.

If your heat pump is sputtering or sounds like it’s running fast:

  • Double-check the thermostat. The reading may be in conflict with the setting or the thermostat may need repair.
  • Check the filter.

If your heat pump is making grinding noises:

  • Shut it off immediately.
  • Ensure that the cover panels are screwed on tightly.

If you run into problems or cannot get your heat pump working again, don’t hesitate to reach out to Scott’s Air. Their dedicated team of experts is ready to assist you and provide solutions for any issues you may encounter. Whether it’s a minor glitch or a major malfunction, Scott’s Air is here to offer reliable and efficient service. Call them promptly, and let their professionals take care of your heat pump concerns. In case of an emergency, likewise, their experienced technicians are available around the clock to address your heating concerns. Furthermore, they provide prompt and reliable service to ensure that your home remains comfortable. Entrusting your heating issues to Scott’s Air guarantees a swift and effective resolution. Try not to become frustrated; remember that you don’t work on heat pumps every day, but we do! And we’re happy to help to get yours running again, too.


Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service heating and air conditioning company and a Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer in Central Florida. Whether you need repair, maintenance, or installation of a new heating or cooling system, we provide efficient, cost-effective, and professional service. When it’s hot, call Scott!

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