Hi all, this is my first post on here. I have joined in order to get some help with troubleshooting/improving the performance of my GE heat pump. It is mounted indoors, in a closet on the second floor of my condo. It has been a source of both frustration and joy. I have two questions for all you experts out there.
1) I turned my thermostat to "heat" mode for the first time in months yesterday, but there is no heat coming out of the vents. I was not aware that there were separate heating and cooling elements per se, but it appears that maybe there is a fuse for each. The reason this is confusing is because the unit seems to still be capable of cooling. What could be causing this?
2) Overall, the unit does not adequately heat my condo and this has been a source of debate between homeowners and the developers. While technically the heat pumps are rated to the space, the thermal mass of the concrete block envelope walls is effecting the inside temp so much that you just have to run the heat pump 24/7 when it's cold, so that the interior blocks have little chance to cool down, therefore retaining heat and radiating it into the space.
I am curious about if there is anything I can do to increase the heating abilities of the unit without replacing it. I noticed that on the front panel, there are different "power supply kits" listed, with a corresponding max heating. Do any of those combos make more heat than another, or is it just for compatibility?
Here is a pic of the unit's label:
I know very little about hvac stuff, and I can't afford to get a pro in here right now. Any help would be more than greatly appreciated.