5 Signs You Need a Heat Pump Repair

Heat pumps can be a very efficient purchase for your home due to their ability to heat and cool your living space. However, a heat pump is only as good as its state of repair. Your heat pump won’t do you much good if it’s worn down and decrepit. With that in mind, you should call us to help you fix your heat pump when it needs it. The big question, however, is when you should call for heat pump repairs.

Here are five signs that your heat pump needs repair work:

Old age

A common reason to get repairs or even a replacement is that your heat pump is getting on in years. Manufacturers often provide an estimate of their units’ lifespans. If your heat pump has passed that estimate, it might be time to get a new one. Most heat pumps require replacing when they become fifteen years old.

Increased electric bills

Another common problem for many appliances is the tendency to become inefficient over time. As appliances like your heat pump become inefficient, they’ll use more energy to perform their jobs, increasing your energy bills. Appliances that work harder due to inefficiency are also more likely to have a shorter lifespan.

Short cycling

A heat pump with cycling problems will turn on and off every few minutes, whereas a healthy heat pump will fully complete its heating cycles. Short cycling can be a major problem as it’ll wear down your heat pump quickly if not addressed. There are several reasons this serious problem can happen, so call us as soon as you can if your heat pump is cycling too quickly.

Stuck in one mode

Heat pumps have a reversing valve that controls the flow of refrigerant. By doing this, it can control whether your heat pump heats or cools your home. However, if an issue develops with the valve, the heat pump will be locked into either heating or cooling. Call one of our professionals if this happens so you can enjoy the full extent of your heat pump’s capabilities.

Strange noises

Like old age and increased electrical bills, strange noises are another common sign of appliance problems. Noises like gurgling, hissing and grinding are often signs something inside the heat pump isn’t working properly. A professional’s help is all but required here, as there are so many different problems the noises can indicate.

What makes One Hour my best choice for keeping my heating online?

At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Springfield we have the knowledge and expertise to install, maintain, and repair heating and cooling systems.  Our team of technicians is available for emergency services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and have many appointment options to choose from. Whether you need to schedule a service check, need your existing equipment repaired, or you need a new installation, we can provide you the most cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions for your household. Call One Hour today to learn more about our heat pump services!