Common Signs You Need Heat Pump Repair

Considered as an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners, a heat pump is an economical, effective, and eco-friendly way to heat or cool your home, no matter where you live. It can even save you up to 30 % on heating and cooling bills.

 

But when your heat pump stops working properly, it can be a cause of despair, especially if you have no other means to heat your home during winter. It helps to recognize the early signs you need heat pump repair, so you can get it fixed and prevent a costlier breakdown.

Signs you need Heat Pump Repair

1. The unit is noisy.

Heat pumps make noise as electricity runs through them. It’s normal to hear humming or buzzing sounds. Noises that are out of the ordinary are usually a red flag, indicating there’s something wrong with the unit.

Watch out for grinding, rattling, or screeching sounds. They can mean anything from a broken belt or a bent blower blade. If you hear them, turn off the heat pump immediately.

2. Air flow through the vents is weak/low.

If this happens, it’s often because the refrigerant charge is too low, resulting in the system struggling to heat (or cool) your home properly.

Checking the refrigerant charge is best done by a professional. If the refrigerant is too low, it can indicate there’s a leak that needs to be sealed.

Snow, leaves, dirt, or other types of debris may be blocking your unit, so it’s worth visually inspecting your heat pump first.

3. The heat pump won’t turn on.

If the power source is on yet your unit refuses to turn on, it’s often due to a tripped or blown fuse that needs to be reset or replaced.
As a safety precaution, make sure the heat pump is turned off.

How long does a heat pump last?

Your heat pump won’t last forever, but it should serve you for at least 10 years. It can last up to 15 years with regular maintenance. We recommend getting your heat pump serviced once a year by licensed, experienced technicians, so you can get the most out of it.
 
Heat pumps also naturally lose some efficiency as they age.
Therefore, if you have an old unit, it’s worth considering buying a newer model to save money and energy.

Heat Pump Repair Done Right

There isn’t a convenient time for your heat pump to start failing. When you recognize the signs you need heat pump repair, acting fast will avoid more expensive breakdowns and keep your system running at peak performance.
Delaying repairs can only lead to more issues.

Hiring a Good Guy ensures the job is done right, so you can resume enjoying a comfortable, heated home all winter long.

Aside from heat pump repair, we also offer custom heating solutions to turn your home into an oasis of comfort this winter, keeping in mind your unique needs and budget. From new installs to preventive maintenance, we can prepare your home for cold weather.

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