Heat Pump Repairs ….
Winter’s is over, so I’m quite sure everyone is looking ahead to the finale of this heating season. Even though the title mentions heat pumps, this could really apply to any equipment that’s out there. It really just boils down to competence, which comes from knowledge and training. You can see how this might apply to nearly anything if you swap out heat pump for whatever kind of equipment you focus on, be it furnaces, packaged units, or what have you.
Everyone gets hit with a heat pump which just doesn’t work. It happens sooner or later. The issue might be a defective part, old age, misuse, or just a loose connection.
Are you a service technician?
If so, then you want to try these following techniques. They’re not actually guaranteed to give you results, but they’re certainly going to give you something to do as you figure out how much you’re going to charge your customer 🙂
STEP 1: Approach the heat pump in a confident manner. This will tell the machine, mistakenly, that you know what you’re doing. It should also impress anyone watching, so if the heat pump suddenly starts working, you’re going to be credited with the successful repair. If this doesn’t work, move on to STEP 2.
STEP 2: Wave the manufacturer manual at said heat pump. That should make the heat pump assume you’re familiar with the source knowledge. If that fails, move on to STEP 3.
STEP 3: Forcefully recite OHM’s Law to said heat pump. (Before you take this step, make sure you actually know Ohm’s Law.) This will definitely prove your knowledge to the heat pump. Is the machine still unimpressed? Go to STEP 4.
STEP 4: Slightly jab the unit. That might involve a 3- or 6-lb. hammer. On the other hand, you need to be careful in this step, so you don’t damage the pad.
STEP 5: Wave around a large screwdriver menacingly. This shows the machine that you personally know the fatal short-circuit technique.
STEP 6: Should nothing else work, just add a bit of refrigerant. This will now confuse the heat pump, thereby increasing your advantage.
STEP 7: If that heat pump doesn’t have any sentimental value and you’re just done messing with it, then it’s time to sell a new model. On the other hand, if you’d like to make some last-effort in saving it, then call your preferred factory representative. Also, avoid displaying any further ignorance by giving the customer a bill right now.