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

In Thousand Oaks you rely on your heat pump to keep you comfy throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a heat pump fix-up visit sooner rather than later. Ensuring you schedule routine maintenance service will help keep your heat pump functioning efficiently and pinpoint any trouble that may need attention before they get worse. But you can search for issues too. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to look for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a pro, like Air Max HVAC Inc, if you see any of these symptoms:

  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 running refrigerant through the indoor evaporator coil. When it’s time to heat your home, it backs up the procedure and moves refrigerant to the outdoor evaporator coil. If your heat pump is set in one mode, it may be time call in a technician to examine why.
  2. Your heat pump is not evenly heating or cooling your home. Check that your registers are all exposed and unrestricted. If the problem persists, call in a professional to learn why your system is breaking down or out of balance.
  3. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it working all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem feeble? Signs related to your blower could indicate a slight 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 often, it may be overheating. This could be a simple solution, like swapping a clogged filter or recalibrating your thermostat. It could also indicate a malfunction 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 an issue.

Now that you’ve read these symptoms, you’ll know when you need to arrange heat pump repair. Call Air Max HVAC Inc at 805-217-8662 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or annual maintenance.