If you have a heat pump system, that means you have two-in-one heating and cooling. This is a fantastic benefit, because it means that you only have a single heating and cooling system instead of a separate air conditioner and heater. However, it also means that your system takes on double the wear and tear over the course of a year.
There are five major signs to watch for that can indicate your heat pump needs repair. If you notice any of these signs, give our team a call for heat pump repair in Duncanville, TX. It’s always better to stay ahead of repair needs so that a repairable problem doesn’t become a complete system replacement.
Once your heat pump reaches about 15 years the chance of repairs increases. After 15 years, your heat pump may begin to have problems that occur closer together. This is because parts are reaching their limits, and damage begins to have a domino effect within the system. A tiny problem can spread and create multiple problems throughout your heat pump quickly.
Ice on the Coils
If you notice ice on your outdoor unit when it is heating during the winter, that’s not a problem. In fact, it’s very normal. However, if the ice gets too thick it can come into contact with moving parts and affect how well your heat pump is able to work. Even during the winter, ice should defrost periodically. Noticing too much ice or ice at any other time of the year can block your heat pump’s heat trasnfer ability.
Loud and alarming sounds are absolutely always a problem. If you hear something that worries you, it needs to be addressed by our expert team. Allowing sounds to continue can mean that damage will spread. Loud banging sounds can be a problem with the heat pump motor. Quieter rattling sounds can mean that a small part is loose, or your ductwork is expanding and contracting with temperature changes. Keep in mind that rattling isn’t necessarily a problem unless it is happening constantly.
This is a setting on your thermostat that means the electric heaters inside your air handler are on. While it is perfectly normal to see “AUX HEAT” once in a while on your thermostat, it should never remain at that setting constantly. If it does, it probably means that your heater is struggling to keep up with warming your home. The system definitely needs to be checked by an expert to address whatever problem is causing it.
If you notice that your energy bills are increasing without a specific reason, your heat pump may be to blame. It is normal for energy bills to fluctuate. But if you notice that your energy usage is going up without any changes in your habits, your heat pump may be struggling to heat your home. Whatever is wrong inside the system, your heat pump working harder to make up for it. It may be that air is escaping through holes in your ductwork, or your heat pump is simply not functioning the way it should.
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