Heat pumps are excellent for central heat since they don’t burn fuel and can provide year-round heating. They can also both provide heating and cooling comfort for homes or businesses. With that, it’s important to ensure that you’ll have a heating system during the winter that will provide you lasting heating comfort.
5 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repair
For your heat pump to function well, you’ll need to have them installed and maintained properly. But when things get haywire, you also need to be aware of its signs of failure. With that, here are five signs your heat pump needs repair:
It takes too long to warm up.
If your unit seems slow to warm up or is inefficient when running, there could be something wrong with the fan motor or its bearings (which control the speed of the blades).
If pollutants are stuck in the blades of your unit, part of it won’t be able to work properly. If you have already tried adjusting the thermostat, cleaned the unit, and ran it for a long time, but nothing seems to work, best call a pro.
A heat pump that makes excessive noise during operation may have fans that are loose or broken bearings in the fan motor. The bearings can also contribute to noise if they are “out of time” or don’t match the rotational speed of the fan blades. Heat pumps with variable-speed fans may make buzzing noises when turned on.
You smell something musty.
Moisture and condensation can accumulate in your heat pump, causing rust inside the coils, which can smell musty. Condensation may also drip from the indoor coil into your heating or cooling system’s drainage pan. This could cause problems if you don’t have a drain hole in the pan to allow this condensate to escape.
If you suspect a wet heating or cooling system, don’t just run your heat pump again. The moisture could result in mold and mildew growth in other areas of your house.
Your energy bills suddenly went up!
If your energy bills suddenly spiked, there could be an issue with the unit. When this happens, your system may run longer than necessary to produce enough cool or hot air for your home or office; this could lead to more wear and tear on the motor, which ends up costing you more money on utility bills.
Poor heat distribution
If you have rooms in your space that remain cold no matter how high the temperature is set on the thermostat, chances are your heater unit is not doing a good job distributing the heat evenly.
To address uneven heating in your property, call an HVAC technician to check if your current system is working properly.
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