Heat Pump Repair: Signs You Need It
Your heat pump is as essential to heat your home in the winter as it is to keep your home cool in the summer. Here we will examine what it does and how to tell if you need heat pump repair.
What Is a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps are a type of HVAC or central heating and cooling system that transfer heat from a cold area to a hot area. Depending on your thermostat settings, heat pumps can function to provide your home with warm or cool air.
Signs You Need Heat Pump Repair
If your system is not cooling or heating your home properly, ices over, or cycles off and on too frequently— it could be a sign you need heat pump repair.
Common problems include:
- Air conditioner blowing hot due to a valve, refrigerant, or compressor issue
- Coils are iced over
- Low levels of refrigerant
- Outdoor fan motor is struggling to function
- Outdoor unit fan is blocked by debris
- Unit isn’t defrosting properly due to faulty relays, controls, or sensors
How Efficiency Saves You Money
Heat pumps don’t generate heat, but simply source it and move it around, meaning they’re very energy efficient, lowering the cost of your utility bills.
Heat Pump Repair Troubleshooting
Even when it’s cold outside, these systems source warm air through ever-present heat energy. It moves this warm air from one area to another in order to keep your home warm in the winter. When it’s warm outside, however, the system reverses directions and removes heat from your home, keeping it cool.
Heat pumps and straight cool air conditioners both consist of two main parts. The first is an indoor unit or air handler unit. The second is an outdoor unit, like a central air conditioner, the condenser. These two parts work together to evenly distribute hot or cold air throughout your home to perfection.
What to Do If Your AC System Freezes up or Ices Over
If your unit is icing over you may need heat pump repair. In the meantime, don’t use a hard or pointy object to try to chip away the ice. Coils and components are vulnerable and very susceptible to puncture. Damage also substantially increases the cost of any heat pump repair you will need.
Instead, turn off your system, then call or fill out the form on this page to schedule a time for our heat pump repair service experts at Air Flow Designs to provide assistance.
The Cost of Heat Pump Repair at Air Flow Designs
At Air Flow Designs, our experts provide you with the quality heat pump repair service you demand and the honest advice you deserve.
For a one-time charge of
$79 $60 for 2018 as we celebrate our 60th year, we’ll come to your location, complete a full diagnosis of your system, and quote you a flat rate for the heat pump repair before any work is done. No hidden costs. No surcharges.
Under warranty? We can still help! Many manufacturer warranties cover a part needing repair or replacement, but not the labor to do so. With Air Flow Designs, we’ll not only order your part but install it for a flat fee. With us, you only pay for the job, not by the hour. Whether it takes an hour or three for your system’s heat pump repair, you only pay a flat labor fee.