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How to Know When Its Time for a Heat Pump Repair

In Foothill Ranch you depend on your heat pump to keep you comfortable throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for heat pump repair visit any day. Confirming that you schedule regular maintenance service will help keep your heat pump functioning properly and detect any problems that may need attention before they get worse. But you can search for problems too. We’ve assembled some signs for you to scan for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in an expert, like White Mechanical, Inc., if you see any of these indicators:

  1. Your heat pump is stuck in either heating mode or cooling mode. Your heat pump is able to cool your house when it’s warm by shifting refrigerant through the interior evaporator coil. When it’s time to heat your home, it reverses the route and runs refrigerant to the outside evaporator coil. If your heat pump is set in one mode, it may be time call in a pro to investigate why.
  2. Your heat pump is not evenly heating or cooling your home. Ensure that your registers are all open and unrestricted. If the problem continues, call in a pro to see why your system is crashing or out of balance.
  3. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem weak? Signs related to your blower could indicate a bit of a problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.
  4. Your heat pump isn’t cycling as it normally does. If your heat pump is cycling on and off too regularly, it may be overheating. This could be a straightforward answer, like swapping a obstructed filter or recalibrating your thermostat. It could also indicate a glitch in your thermostat or your blower.
  5. Your heat pump is loud. If your heat pump starts running noisily or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.

Now that you’ve read these signs, you’ll know when you need to arrange heat pump maintenance. Call White Mechanical, Inc. at 949-284-6382 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or regular maintenance.

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