Is your heat pump ready for the chilly nights? Although we are officially in Fall, the Fredericksburg area is experiencing a nice transition weather. It’s not too hot nor too cold, which means that you might not be currently using your heat pump. But in order to get ready for the cool weather, you want to pay attention to your heat pump. If you want to avoid a heat pump malfunction in the winter, keep on the lookout for these signs:
Too Much Noise: Don’t ignore the noise or shrug it off by thinking that it is just temporary. Excessive noises such as groaning or rattling might be a sign that your heat pump is in need of repair.
Short Cycles: If you notice that your heat is switching on and off frequently, then your heat pump is not working as it should.
Reduced Heating: Your heat pump could be releasing significant airflow but a low amount of heat. Reduced heat could be due to the compressor or a refrigerant leak.
Higher Electricity Bills: Have you noticed a significant change in your energy bill? Heat pumps are very efficient when it comes to energy consumption. Therefore, a huge change in your bill could indicate that your heat pump needs to be looked at by a professional.
Age: How old is your heat pump? Check what the manufacturer’s lifetime is. An old system will eventually stop working, so be ahead of it.
If you are in the Fredericksburg area and you are in need of heat pump repair, give Complete Heating & Cooling a call at (540) 370-4178.
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