How to Know When It’s Time for a Heat Pump Repair

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In Opelika you rely on your heat pump to keep you comfortable throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a heat pump fix-up visit any day. Ensuring you schedule annual maintenance service will help keep your heat pump operating efficiently and pinpoint any issues that may need attention before they get worse. But you can look for issues too. We’ve assembled some symptoms for you to scan for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in an expert, like Farnell Mechanical, Inc., if you notice any of these symptoms:

  1. Your heat pump is stuck in either heating mode or cooling mode. Your heat pump is able to cool your house when it’s warm by moving refrigerant through the internal evaporator coil. When it’s time to heat your home, it backs up the route and shifts refrigerant to the outdoor evaporator coil. If your heat pump is stuck in one mode, it may be time call in a pro to examine why.
  2. Your heat pump is not evenly heating or cooling your home. Check that your registers are all open and unobstructed. If the issue persists, call in a pro to see why your system is malfunctioning or out of balance.
  3. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem weak? Symptoms related to your blower could indicate a slight problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.
  4. Your heat pump isn’t cycling as it normally does. If your heat pump is switching on and off too frequently, it may be overheating. This could be a straightforward fix, like exchanging a obstructed filter or recalibrating your thermostat. It could also indicate a fault in your thermostat or your blower.
  5. Your heat pump is loud. If your heat pump starts operating loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.

Now that you’ve read these symptoms, you’ll know when you need to arrange heat pump maintenance. Call Farnell Mechanical, Inc. at 334-524-2458 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.

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