During the coldest time of the year, you need to know that your home heating system is there for you. By investing in a quality system, having it professionally installed, and scheduling routine maintenance, you are doing everything that you can to ensure that this is the case. Unfortunately, no heater is 100% reliable.
That means that you will need to schedule heater repairs in St. Peters, MO, at some point.
Today, we’re going to talk about some common signs that it’s time to have your heat pump repaired. Heat pumps have surged in popularity in recent years, thanks to advancements in technology that allows not just for great efficiency but a high performance at even very cold temperatures. Keep the following in mind, and let us know if you think your heat pump is in trouble.
Efficiency Is Slipping
Have you noticed that your heating costs are on the rise? Does that ruffle your feathers, considering the whole point of using a heat pump to heat your home was to do so as efficiently as possible? That’s totally understandable.
Rising heating costs could definitely mean that there is a problem causing inefficiency. That doesn’t always mean that you need professional repairs, though. You may just need to swap out a very dirty air filter. However, if that doesn’t do the trick, or if the spike is substantial enough that you know something else is going on, give us a call!
Cool Air Is Blowing
Well, this is about as obvious a sign of trouble as you’re likely to encounter, isn’t it? If your heating system is blowing cool air, then something is definitely wrong, right?
Sure, but again—it may not be a matter of professional repairs.
If your thermostat has a fan-only setting, you’ll want to make sure that you’re not in it! That will just circulate unheated air around the house, giving the impression of a busted heat pump. Also, make sure you’re not set in cooling mode.
If you’re not, you could be dealing with anything from a refrigerant leak to a thermostat malfunction or damaged ductwork. We’ll figure out precisely what is going on, and we’ll fix it the right way.
Your System Is Frozen
Like, literally frozen.
You should know that some accumulation of ice on your heat pump is not necessarily a sign of trouble. Heat pumps actually have a defrost mode because manufacturers know to plan for this.
However, if your heat pump is encased in a block of ice, that’s a whole other situation entirely.
This could be the result of a number of problems. A stuck reversing valve, a malfunctioning temperature sensor, blockage of the coils, refrigerant leaks, a dirty air filter, and more.
Whatever the case, you don’t want to keep running your heat pump in this condition. Doing so can put the system at risk of serious damages. Let us know if your heat pump is icing up and causing trouble.