A heat pump malfunction during a house sitting gig

This year, I have experienced life in a different but beautiful way.

I recently moved to a new town for work, and I, fortunately, got incredible accommodation.

I am staying at a beautiful villa that belongs to my brother who is away for work. My brother was apprehensive about leaving his house unattended, so he requested I house sit for him. I work for an HVAC business as a cooling specialist. I integrated myself into the cooling industry as a new contractor. It is the best decision I have made for my career. The first three months went on smoothly, the house help would come over twice a week to clean, and there was a gardener to maintain the lawn and flowers. One Friday evening, the house welcomed me with sweltering heat. It seemed like the mini split air conditioner had malfunctioned. The thermostat was also out of order. I had been so busy with a cooling training program we were launching at the office that I did not notice the symptoms given by the heat pump. As an experienced cooling expert, I established the problem after a thorough examination. The air filters were dirty, and the elements bent the new air conditioning condenser fins. I did a quick air conditioning tune-up to help with indoor air quality and comfort. The process took me a little longer than usual because I was tired, and the heat in the house was not helping the situation. One of the dampers in the zone control system was also a problem. I fine-tuned the temperature control units. I was so glad the system did not have an HVAC duct because I did not feel like dealing with duct sealing or anything regarding ductwork. After that, the indoor air quality was so much better.



Geothermal heat pump