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What You Need To Do To Prepare Your Heat Pump In Fall

What You Need To Do To Prepare Your Heat Pump In Fall

  • Heating
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  • November 5, 2018

As the weather changes in Alabama, your heat pump gets ready for the change in temperature. To make certain your heat pump is functioning properly before the cold weather hits, you need to schedule a tune up. A technician will check your heat pump's ability to handle the switch from air conditioning to heating. Heat pumps don't get a break throughout the year; they work year-round. As a result, heat pumps are much more vulnerable to breakdowns--and these breakdowns tend to occur when you least expect them and when you need the heat pump the most.

Air Degree offers affordable and timely maintenance, including tune-ups, and repairs for a variety of air conditioning and heating equipment, including heat pumps. Our certified technicians ensure that your heating system performs optimally and delivers heat efficiently throughout your entire your home. Below, we will look at the signs that you should look for regarding when repair and service are needed for your heat pump.

Common Heat Pump Problems

Heat pumps tend to experience a number of different problems, and most of those problems can easily be avoided with basic and routine maintenance. If you notice any of the following, give Air Degree a call to schedule an appointment for service.

Heat Pump Won't Start

Pumps that aren't functioning properly may not be receiving power. Alternatively, it could simply be receiving limited to no communication from the thermostat. When you get a tune-up, the power source as well as the circuit breaker will be examined. Frayed wires around the unit will also be looked for.

Heat Pump Making Weird Noises 

As a general rule, heat pumps are quiet pieces of equipment that operate in the background without you knowing it. If you hear any strange noises, like rattling sounds, then there may be loose parts or hardware on the interior of the unit. 

If you notice squealing or grinding sounds, the noises may be a result of worn down motor bearings. The experts at Air Degree will listen for weird noises and diagnose potential problems when performing a tune-up on your heat pump.

Heat Pump Doesn't Blow Warm Air When It's on the Heat Setting

Your heating system's air ducts and filters need to be clear and free of dirt, dust, and any type of debris so that it can efficiently transfer heat. Air Degree will clean your heat pump during a tune-up to ensure that it can sufficiently produce and move heat throughout the home.

Schedule Service When Symptoms Are Present

Prior to the weather getting to cold, call Air Degree and schedule a tune-up during the fall season. If you currently suspect issues with your heat pump, it isn't too late to schedule service. Some other signs that your heat pump may require service and a tune-up include the following:

  • Unusual odors
  • Uneven temperatures
  • Short cycling
  • Lukewarm, humid air
  • Excess moisture and leaks
  • Increases utility Bill's
  • Overdue maintenance service

Call Air Degree -- Heat Pump Experts in Huntsville

Now that you are familiar with some common problems and what you should keep an eye out for with your heat pump, you are more equipped to take care of your heat pump and maintain its performance and lifespan. Give us a call today at Air Degree to ensure your home is comfortable this fall and winter.

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