A cold condo
First PostÖhere I go.. So my wife lives in VA and I believe has a heat pump that is located on the roof. So I have a few questions about her results or lack of results from her heat pump. She just had her heat pump inspected and they found nothing, I think they called it winter maintenance. The issues; 1) It is always warm upstairs, (or cool in the summer) the maintenance guy told her to look into getting dampers. He said since the pump is on the top then the floor closest to it will get more heat. She said she has all the registers closed and barely any heat comes out downstairs. He said dampers would allow the heat to flow more downstairs. She said there is a 10 degree difference between upstairs and downstairs. 2) Itís cold outside, she said about 10 degrees. She also said that she cannot get her heat above 55. The heat is always going and she said it switches to AUX which she was told means the pump is heating itís self. Does this sound insane? Iíve been in colder weather and in homes at 70degrees. 3) Any quick fixes? This is a fairly older unit, it does not have new windows by any means. She said she was looking at this film you place on the window. Are there any other tips? 4) So, this is rental, should these repairs (if any) be covered by us or the owner? Thanks!
2) aux. heat is electric heat strips that assist the heat pump heat the home when the heat pump can't keep up. Your wife could put the t-stat on aux. heat at the t-stat it might help, but if you have airfolw issues probably not a lot. Is the filter clean?
Have your wife go by some portable heaters.
As far as responsibility of repairs you would have to look at your lease, but typically it's the landlord's responsibility for upkeep and repairs.
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