In Ventura County, where mild weather is a way of life, a heat pump can be an economical way to heat and cool a home. Yet when something goes wrong and your heat pump stops working, you lose both heating and cooling capabilities. Knowing the signs that your heat pump needs to be repaired can help you get assistance before a complete system breakdown occurs.
Here are three ways to tell that a heat pump is going to need to be repaired.
Ice buildup along the coil that is running is not a good sign. Whether the indoor coil when cooling the home or the outdoor coil when heating the home, you should not see ice building up. This typically means that the unit has lost refrigerant due to a refrigerant leak. However, it can also mean that the coil is dirty and won’t absorb heat as it should. Both of the situations require a call to an HVAC technician for help.
One of the benefits of a heat pump is the fact that the one heat pump unit is able to perform both heating and cooling functions. All you have to do is switch the unit from one mode to the other. However, sometimes it won’t switch. If your heat pump will not switch from heating or cooling or visa versa, then you may have a problem with your reversing valve. This valve changes the direction of flow of the refrigerant to change form heating and cooling. If it won’t switch, then you need to have a technician take a look.
Heat pumps do make noise, but if you’re hearing noises you aren’t familiar with, especially coming from the heat pump cabinet, then your heat pump may be in need of repair. Clicking sounds, for example, indicate a capacitor is about to fail. Grinding can point to a loss of lubrication or dirt in the moving parts. Both of these scenarios need to be repaired. Acting quickly can prevent a complete system breakdown and costly repair bill.
If your heat pump is showing one of these signs that it needs repair, you need a reliable company to call for fast service. We know that when a heat pump breaks, it usually doesn’t happen during a convenient time. That’s why we offer emergency service, so you can expect prompt service when you need it most!
Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating provides heat pump repair to home and business owners throughout Ventura County, and we can respond quickly to ensure your heat pump remains functional and your home remains comfortable. We’ll happily discuss the noises you are hearing and help you diagnose and repair the issue at hand.
For heat pump repair services you can count on, contact Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating online today!