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How to Know When It’s Time for a Heat Pump Repair

In Sylmar you rely on your heat pump to keep you comfortable throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be needing a heat pump fix-up visit in the near future. Confirming that you schedule regular maintenance service will help keep your heat pump operating properly and pinpoint any problems that may need work before they get worse. But you can look for problems too. We’ve assembled some indicators for you to look for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a professional, like American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning, if you see any of these indicators:

  1. Your heat pump is stuck in either heating mode or cooling mode. Your heat pump is adept to cool your house when it’s warm by running refrigerant through the interior evaporator coil. When it’s time to heat your home, it backs up the route and shifts refrigerant to the external evaporator coil. If your heat pump is fixed in one mode, it may be time call in a technician to investigate why.
  2. Your heat pump is not evenly heating or cooling your home. Inspect that your registers are all open and accessible. If the issue continues, call in a professional to find out why your system is breaking down or out of balance.
  3. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem weak? Signs related to your blower could indicate a minor problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  4. Your heat pump isn’t cycling as it normally does. If your heat pump is switching on and off too frequently, it may be overheating. This could be a straightforward solution, like exchanging a obstructed filter or recalibrating your thermostat. It could also present a fault in your thermostat or your blower.
  5. Your heat pump is loud. If your heat pump starts operating noisily or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.

Now that you’ve read these symptoms, you’ll know when you need to schedule heat pump maintenance. Call American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning at 818-370-7266 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or regular maintenance.