Heat pumps are a practical way to heat and cool your Goose Creek, South Carolina, home. They are energy-efficient, saving both money and fuel. However, like any other heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, heat pumps need to be cared for to do their job properly. If your heat pump is acting up, call a trustworthy HVAC repair company to investigate the problem. Here are a few signs that should not be ignored.
Unit Is Not Heating or Cooling Properly
Heat pumps move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat. During the summer, heat is extracted from inside and transferred outside. In the winter, heat is extracted from the outside and transferred inside. If your heat pump is not heating properly, there may be several reasons, including improper refrigerant charge, an iced outside unit, improper installation, leaking ducts or poor maintenance.
To troubleshoot, check the thermostat settings and filters. Make sure vents are not blocked so air can blow freely into the living space. If the unit has iced up, turn the system off to defrost. If there is still a problem, turn your system off and call a professional to investigate.
Increased Utility Bills
Dramatic changes in utility bills signal a problem with your heat pump. Air-source heat pumps deliver 1.5 to 3 times more heat energy than the energy required to run the unit. Geothermal units can reduce energy usage by as much as 60%. If your fuel bills have increased unexpectedly, ask an HVAC repair expert to investigate.
Unit Is Short Cycling
If the heat pump turns off and on frequently, this is known as short cycling. This this may happen because of an improperly functioning thermostat, dirty air filter, lack of HVAC maintenance or leaking refrigerant. Experts recommend servicing heat pumps twice a year for optimum performance.
Acute Heating & Cooling provides HVAC maintenance, repairs and new installations. Our certified technicians will troubleshoot to find the problem and offer cost-effective suggestions to get you up and running again. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction with all our work. We offer 24-hour service for emergencies.
If your heat pump is not performing properly, call Acute Heating & Cooling at (843) 402-8843 for heat pump repair, diagnostic and maintenance services.