Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC/forced hot air electric furnace


My furnace comes on and runs for hours and the house is only at 62 - we have an outside carrier unit that will not come on - isn't that suppose to run in conjunction with the heat pump? The thermostat is set to heat on and fan on.  Thanks


Hi Kmac, Actually the outside unit is the heat pump. And yes it should be running. Check the breaker for the heat pump and see if it is tripped. Can you get me the model number on the heat pump? When you go out to get the model number take a look at the capacitor and see if the top is popped up. If your stat has a emergency heat on the switch, set it to that setting. Sounds like your back up heat is not working properly.  

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Jim S.


I can answer questions on gas or electric furnaces, ac units and heat pumps. I don't work on boilers,chillers,or home appliances.


I have been in the HVAC trade for over 35 years. For the past 15 years I have owned my own business. I am semi-retired so I can answer questions in a timely manner.

I attended trade school for 5 years on weekends and evenings. This was very hard to do, but well worth it!

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