How to Reset Trane Heat Pump

How to Reset a Trane Heat Pump

The heat pump is part of the cooling and heating system and it’s typically set up outside the house. The heat pump can cool and heat your home like an air conditioner. The heat pump will take heat from the cold outdoor air in cool months and transfer it inside. When the weather is hot, it will pull heat out of the indoor air to cool your house.

The heat pump uses electricity and transfers heat with refrigerant to ensure comfort in your home.

How to reset your Trane heat pump?

Ideally, you should discover what made your Trane heat pump shut down, to begin with. It’s best to reset the heat pump after knowing what caused the problem. In a power outage, you don’t need to follow specific steps. Internal issues can make the system turn off and we strongly recommend you proceed with a primary troubleshooting procedure.

Please follow the next steps to reset your Trane heat pump:

  • Begin with turning the thermostat off
  • Look behind the large door of your ac. You will find the heat pump.
  • Check out the top of the heat pump to find an on /off toggle switch
  • Continue by turning the switch off
  • Wait for 30 seconds or so
  • Click the toggle to on
  • Close the door on the air conditioner
  • Turn the power on to the system
  • Set the preferred temperature
  • Ideally, the heat will turn back on soon enough.

Why does the heat pump shut off?

Several problems can make the heat pump shut off and require a reset. If the problem is frequent, one of the following problems could be the cause:

A problem with the thermostat

Inaccurate readings are a common cause of the short cycling of the unit. Should your device use mercury, you need to verify the thermostat. It has to be leveled for accuracy.

Try cleaning the inside of the device as dust could cover the sensor. As a result, unable to read the temperature accurately. Sometimes, you only need to place the thermostat in a new place. If the device is located under direct sunlight, it won’t be capable of accurate air temperature readings.

The heat is wrongly sized

Using the most powerful heat pump on the market isn’t always the best choice. When the heat pump is too big for your home, it will heat or cool your house too fast and switch off. However, the system’s components will wear out sooner than they should. Plus, the energy bill will increase as the unit will start too frequently.

The air filter is dirty

A dirty and clogged air filter will alter the airflow. The system will overheat as the heat pumps work at full capacity almost all the time. It will struggle to push the proper volume of air through the unit.

You will need to replace the air filter every month during the hot summer and cold winter. It’s then when the heat pump will work the most. You can change the filters every 2-3 months during the rest of the months.

If the filters get dirty quickly, you need to contact your certified HVAC technician for recommendations. You should only change to a new type of filter after discussing it with him.

Electrical issues

The heat pump might be tripping the circuit breaker all the time and need resetting because there is faulty or frayed wiring. The circuit breaker could also be the problem. If the component is old and other appliances also trip, you need to replace the circuit breaker.

Leaking refrigerant

The heat pump can also short cycle and shut off too frequently because there’s not enough refrigerant. If so, your system will no longer be able to heat the air.

Go ahead and check out the coils. If you see ice buildup on the coils, the risk of leaking refrigerant is high. Please keep in mind that ice buildup inside the unit can also happen during the summer.

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