The weather is finally cold enough to warrant using a heat pump in heating mode instead of cooling mode. As you use your heat pump more often to stay comfortable, though, you should be aware that it will be more likely to develop issues during the winter. There are a variety of different problems that you might run into as you use your heat pump over the next few months. The faster you can identify them and take care of them, the better off your heat pump will be in the long run. Have a look at a few of the common heat pump issues you can expect to run into this winter, and how to address them.
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You really don’t want to have your heat pump start malfunctioning on you in the middle of a boiling Texas summer. Unfortunately, it’s more likely to happen then than at other parts of the year. The added demand puts more strain on the heat pump, which means more wear and tear and more chances for parts to fail. You can mitigate a lot of this with regular professional maintenance, which you hopefully had done before the start of the summer this year. Even if you did, though, that’s no guarantee that you won’t have to deal with problems of any kind.
If your heat pump output is lower than it should be, that’s a prime indication that something is wrong with the system. Have a look below at some of the reasons why this might be happening, and what you can do to fix it.
Cooling season is upon us, and if you’re relying on a heat pump to keep cool you’re probably already using it pretty frequently. You don’t want your system to break down on you in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year. So, it’s a pretty good idea to make sure that your system is in ideal shape before stressful seasons like summer. If you want to keep your heat pump healthy and efficient all year-round, there are a couple of tips you should follow.
If you notice ice starting to build up on the outside part of your heat pump this winter, do not ignore it. Heat pump ice may seem innocuous, but it can actually seriously hinder the operation of the system under the right circumstances. Let’s take a look at what causes heat pump ice in the first place, and when you need to call for repairs.
Heat pumps can last quite a while, provided that they’re cared for properly. All it takes is the right problem at the wrong time, though, to cause the system to break down entirely. If you’re not careful, you may find yourself replacing your heat pump years sooner than you otherwise would. Let’s take a look at a couple of the more serious problems that can lead to heat pump replacement.
Heat pumps are well known for their ability to switch back and forth between heating and cooling functions. In fact, it’s the primary reason that most homeowners install one in the first place. However, this ability makes heat pumps more complicated than the average air conditioner, which also makes them more prone to certain problems. One of those problems is becoming stuck in one mode or another. If your heat pump isn’t cooling the air in your home, read on to find out why.
Heat pumps are widely used across the country for their ability to offer both heating and cooling functions. Their unique construction makes them useful as climate control systems, but it also opens them up to a number of problems that other heating systems don’t really have to deal with. If you’re using a heat pump to stay warm this winter, you should keep an eye out for some of these problems. Read on to find out more.