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How Do I Know My Heat Pump Needs Repair?

What if I told you that the heat pump in your home could be silently struggling to do its job, and it's not something you can see with the naked eye? Pay attention to these signs to find out if your heat pump needs any additional attention:

Heat Pump is Blowing Room Temperature Air

The heat pump might be letting out a constant air flow, but it’s not as hot or as cold as it should be. Therefore, it’s not effectively delivering the desired temperature. First, look at your thermostat; is it set to the correct setting? If this should be the case with your system, then you might be facing a refrigerant leak, a broken compressor, a broken valve, or a problem with your thermostat.

These issues require you to call in a professional. Please don’t attempt to fix this on your own. Remember that tinkering with your heat pump should not be viewed as a home project. The mechanical parts inside are complicated and break very easily. Apart from that, the unit uses chemicals such as the refrigerant that can pose serious health risks.

Thermostat fails to reach set temperature

If your heat pump is running and is blowing the proper air temperature, but your home overall fails to reach your desired comfort level you certainty have a problem. Your heat pump is not working efficiently. This could happen because your air ducts may have a build up of dirt, there is something blocking or preventing proper air flow, or you have a dirty filter. It is recommended by the manufacturer to change your air filters at least every three months. However, it is important to keep in mind that any dirty parts can lead to your heat pump working inefficiently. 

Auxiliary Heat is Constantly On 

The AUX HEAT indicator means that the electric heaters are turned on. This is normal for a heating system when the temperature setting and the actual house temperature are different by two or more degrees, or during defrosting. But if you notice that this light comes on often, it's important to be checked out.

No Air is coming out the Vents 

If you notice your heat pump is running but there is no air coming out the vents you most likely have an air flow problem. Check to see if there is anything blocking the vents and verify that your vents are fully opened. Make sure your air filters are not dirty or clogged because that can significantly effect the amount of air distributed throughout the building. Another culprit could be leaky ducts. If your vents have leaks, holes, gaps, or any other damage air will leak and lose air pressure. Unfortunately, you may not be able to fix your problem yourself. You can always ask an HVAC specialist to evaluate the root cause and provide recommendations for fixing your air flow. 

Heat Pump keeps turning on and off

When your heat pump continuously turns on and off it is short cycling. Short cycling occurs when your heat pump is unable to maintain the set temperature so it is constantly restarting. You need to call for a repair as soon as you can because putting it off could result in your system fully breaking down. Short cycling could happen for various reasons such as a faulty thermostat, a refrigerant leak, a clogged filter or your heat pump could be improperly sized for your home or office. 

Heat Pump is Dripping Water

While seeing water leaking from your heat pump is a not uncommon, it may require an HVAC technician to assess and fix the problem. If the cooling coils inside the heat pump are lacking refrigerant, ice with form on the cooling coils and will melt when the heat pump is not on. This then seeps out of the heat pump forming a puddle. Another reason for the the leaking water is if your drain line is clogged. The drain line is for the condensation, but if it gets clogged with debris or algae the condensation will leak out. When your heat pump is leaking water, it is important to shut off the heating system completely and call an HVAC specialist.

Heat Pump is Making Strange Noises

Heat pumps will make noise. Typically can describe it as a humming sound. If you start hearing strange noises that you know your system shouldn’t be making or that weren’t there before, don’t ignore them! This is not a temporary situation because heat pumps don’t fix themselves! They can typically sound like rattling, flapping, groaning, screeching, or grinding which means one of the inside components is now broken. When you hear any of those noises it’s time to call your HVAC specialist!

Foul Odors

Do you have dirty sock syndrome? Are you smelling something that is musty ? The smell of must could indicate that you have mold growing in your unit. This is not only bad for your health but for the future of your heat pump. 

If you smell something burning, the issue could be from dust on the electrical coil, closed vents, a clogged filter, or a more serious electrical problem. If you suspect it is an electrical burning smell turn off your heat pump immediately. If you smell burning while you are using the AC that is not common and could signify over heating. Turn off your heat pump right away and contact your HVAC expert. 

Your Energy Bills Have Gone Up

One of the main reasons why people install heat pumps to begin with is because they help families save a lot of money in terms of heating costs. In fact, studies show that a modern heating pump that is working in perfect condition can save you up to 50 percent on your heating and electricity bills.

Taking that into account, when you start noticing that your bills have suddenly spiked even though there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with your heat pump, there is actually cause for concern. Things might seem fine on the surface but one of the components could be broken or struggling to work according to the manufacturer’s standards.

What are some signs your heat pump might break down? Check out below!

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common signs your heat pump needs repair

Blowing Room Temperature Air

Not Warm Enough

Can't Keep Preferred Temperature

Strange Noises

Concerning Noises

Furnace Odors

Foul Odors

High Utility Bills

High Energy Bills

Furnace Leaking Water

Heap Pump Leaks Water

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Answering Your Heat Pump Questions!

How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Heat Pump?

The cost depends on what is broken. Typically, heat pump repair costs range from $150 to $600. On the other hand, a compressor or evaporator coil replacement can cost $1000 to $2500.

Are Financing Options Available For Costly Repairs?

SuperTech offers flexible terms and financing which could help you pay for more extensive work without stressing your budget. Learn more here.

What Temperature Is A Heat Pump Not Effective?

When it gets this cold, your heat pump starts to lose its effectiveness. When the temp dips below 35-40°F, emergency heating kicks in because there's no way for them to extract warmth from outside at that temperature - too cold!

Why is the auxiliary heat on?

When the weather dips below 40 degrees, auxiliary heat assists the heat pump system in reaching the desired temperature. To learn more about why your auxiliary heat is on and when you should turn on emergency heat read more here!

What Are The Disadvantages Of A Heat Pump?

Heat pumps installation tends to be more expensive, and they can't handle drastic temperature changes like traditional furnaces or space-heating systems do.

How Long Does Heat Pump Units Last?

A well maintained unit should be able to work for 12-15 years, but if you don't maintain it then your lifespan of the product is as low 7-10 years.

Should I Repair Or Replace My Heat pump?

The decision to repair or replace your heat pump depends on a variety of factors. The age and condition, as well as the cost for repairing it can all come into play when deciding which option is best.

Your Trusted Partner In Comfort And Reliability

If you’re concerned about how well your heat pump is going to fare during the harsh winters, remember that SuperTech HVAC Services offers professional heat pump service in Baltimore, Lutherville-Timonium, Ellicott City, MD and surrounding areas. We’ll put your mind at ease with our superior service. With unmatched expertise and a wealth of experience, our technicians perform a thorough heat pump service on your system so you can rest assured that there won’t come a time when it will fail on you.

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