Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-14-2009, 11:51 AM   #1
walt1122
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 201
Share |
Default

cold Heat Pump compressor means what


Hi, I remember someone once saying that the "rule of thumb" for Heat Pump compressors is that they should be body temperature or slightly warm to the touch after they have been running for awhile. I have a geothermal unit and the compressor is cold to the touch. Means it is over-charged? right?? I know this is an oversimplification of the problem but am I on the right track.

thanks

Walt

walt1122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 291
Default

cold Heat Pump compressor means what


Quote:
Originally Posted by walt1122 View Post
Hi, I remember someone once saying that the "rule of thumb" for Heat Pump compressors is that they should be body temperature or slightly warm to the touch after they have been running for awhile. I have a geothermal unit and the compressor is cold to the touch. Means it is over-charged? right?? I know this is an oversimplification of the problem but am I on the right track.

thanks

Walt
The only "rule of thumb" in HP diagnostics is that there is no "rule of thumb". Many different data points need to be analized and only then will they lead you down the right path on your journey to finding root cause.

hennyh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting a House..heatpump or no? DavidsCPU HVAC 10 02-07-2010 10:22 PM
Installing natural gas furnace in place of heat pump, please help KlamathMog HVAC 17 10-20-2009 01:55 PM
Heat Pump set back GEAF HVAC 6 01-26-2009 07:49 AM
Wiring a RobertShaw 9870i to Gas Furnace & Heat Pump jerfer HVAC 11 12-21-2008 09:09 PM
Testing FuelMaster 21 Module? Heat Pump no Run. thehotrod11 HVAC 3 12-29-2007 02:11 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.