If you have a heat pump, you’re already familiar with how well one system can heat and cool your home, and for less money a furnace and central air conditioning system can individually.
And yet, there’s no escaping the fact that a heat pump is still a mechanical system, and that sooner or later, mechanical systems are going to reveal symptoms of built-up wear and tear. Has your heat pump system been acting up lately? Or, perhaps it’s getting up there in years and you simply want to prepare yourself for the time when a problem might arise. Either way, this blog is for you.
Symptoms of Heat Pump Wear & Tear
You likely are still using your heat pump in cooling mode for now. As such, there are a few telltale signs you can watch out for that indicate your system is struggling and in need of repairs. For instance:
Your System Is Blowing Cool Air When You Expect Warm Air (or vice versa): A heat pump doesn’t have to fail completely to let you down. It only needs to stop making your comfortable. If you find yourself constantly spiking the thermostat to enjoy even moderate indoor comfort, it’s time to have it checked out.
Higher Utility Bills: Another clear sign of an aging and struggling heat pump makes itself known every time you open your utility bills, and can scarcely believe how much your costs have risen. The older the heat pump, the less efficiently it operates.
Noisy Operation: If your heat pump has started making strange noises you’ve never heard before, you have cause for concern. What sort of noises? The most common unpleasant sounds are hissing, clanging, or screeching. One possible cause is a refrigerant leak, and that’s one that can usually be readily repaired.
Frequent Repairs: In one respect, a heat pump is a lot like a car. The older the get, the more frequently they need professional repair assistance. Sooner or later – if you haven’t already arrived there – you’re simply going to know that either your car or heat pump isn’t worth even one more repair bill, and that it’s time to replace it.
Here at GBT Heating & Cooling, we service and repair all makes and models of air source heat pumps, including yours. So, if yours isn’t performing up to par – or, if you simply want to keep yours in the best possible working condition for as long as possible – contact us today for our professional cleaning and inspection service. It’s the first step in maintaining the best in year-round indoor comfort.Posted by