Stuart How to Know When It's Time for a Heat Pump Repair | Breathe Healthier Air

February 16, 2018
When it’s a little more frigid in Stuart you count on your heat pump to keep you warm. If it’s been some time since your system had maintenance, you might have a heat pump repair appointment in your future. Annual maintenance service from certified technicians can keep your system working properly and find possible problem areas before they get worse. Between service visits, make sure to watch for signs that indicate repair is needed. Here are some of the most familiar symptoms:

1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be working the way it used to. Is it running enough? Is it running without stopping? Does the air flow seem weak? These symptoms could point to a slight problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.

2. Your heat pump is stuck in heating mode or cooling mode. When when you need to beat the heat outside, your heat pump lowers the temperature in your home by passing refrigerant through the indoor evaporator coil. When winter arrives, heat pumps reverse the process and moves refrigerant to the outside of the evaporator coil. If you can’t get your system to switch modes, it may be time to contact a professional to find out why.

3. Your heat pump isn’t cycling how it regularly does. Your heat pump could be overheating if it is cycling on and off too frequently. This might point to a simple problem. Your thermostat may need to be recalibrated or a clogged filter needs to be changed. It may also indicate a malfunction in your thermostat or blower.

4. Your home is not being heated or cooled consistently. Are your registers all open and unhampered? If they are and the problem endures, call an expert to see why your system is malfunctioning or out of balance.

5. Your heat pump is noisy. If your heat pump is suddenly running loudly or making noises you’re not familiar with, there could be something wrong.

You’ll know when you need to set up heat pump repair now that you’ve heard of these common symptoms. The team at Breathe Healthier Air will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.