Winters in Ballwin, MO, get pretty chilly, especially at night. In conditions like these, the last thing you want is for your heat to go out. In this article, we discuss five warning signs that indicate the need for a prompt heat pump repair.
Rising Energy Bills
If your heating bills have all of a sudden skyrocketed, it’s time to give us a call so that we can investigate. While it might be a simple fix like changing a clogged filter, it could just as easily be a more serious problem like a refrigerant leak.
All heating systems make some level of noise while operating, heat pumps included. If you hear rattling, banging or flapping noises instead of the usual steady hum, call us for a repair.
Heat Pump Won’t Turn On
A heat pump that won’t turn on at all is in need of repair if not a complete replacement. The problem could be simple, though, like thermostat settings having changed, so check that first.
New sounds aren’t the only thing to watch for. Strange new smells signify that you need to give our office a call. A burning smell, in particular, is an emergency situation.
Heat Pump is Stuck in One Mode
Unlike a gas furnace, your heat pump works to both heat and cool your home. One potential problem with heat pumps is the possibility of your unit getting stuck in either heating or cooling mode, despite your efforts to switch from one to another. This is almost always caused by a problem with the reversing valve, the part of your heat pump that allows it to move from one mode to another.
Notice one or more of the signs on the list above? Don’t wait. Give Fresh Air Heating & Cooling a call to ask us about setting up an appointment for heat pump repair today!
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