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Signs That Your Heat Pump Needs Immediate Repair


If you have a heat pump, you want to take care of it, so that your home stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. After all, a heat pump is an all-in-one system that acts as a heater in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer. It’s a great solution for indoor temperature control – when it’s working right.

Putting in double the work can increase the chances that you need heat pump repair in Aztec, NM. Luckily, our team is here to help. You can read on to learn about the signs that your heat pump needs immediate repair, and then you can give us a call with your questions or concerns, or just to schedule an appointment.

Weak Airflow

One of the top signs that your heat pump isn’t working correctly is to have poor airflow. If you hold your hand up to an air vent anywhere in your home, you should feel a strong stream of air coming out. It should be hot in the winter and cold in the summer. If the air is lukewarm, or you cannot feel like blowing, that’s a problem you don’t want to ignore.

Inconsistent Temperature

It’s also possible that the temperature is inconsistent around your home. You may feel hot air blowing from the vents in one room, and cool air blowing from the vents and other rooms. The air temperature throughout your entire home should be consistent. You may be tempted to write this off as a completely normal inconvenience, but it isn’t. Ignoring this problem can lead to a more expensive repair later on.

Short Cycling

Your heater should turn on and off at regular intervals to keep your home warm. It will run a heating cycle until your ideal temperature is reached, and then the system will not turn on again until the indoor air temperature drops enough that it needs to be heated. 

If you notice your heater turning on and off very frequently, that’s a problem. Cycles should usually be at least 15 to 20 minutes apart. If they are more frequent than that, your heater is not working as it should. This can add a lot of wear and tear to your system as your heater struggles to keep your home at the right temperature.

Unusual Sounds

Of course, your heater is not silent when it runs. But you should never feel like a sound is strange or alarming. Anything that is loud or unusual needs to be addressed. It may be something simple like a screw that came loose or a fan blade that is bent, but allowing these problems to persist will only lead to more problems.

If you aren’t sure whether or not a sound is concerning, call us to call. We’d be happy to help you troubleshoot and even come out to inspect your unit. Then we can offer you solutions and help you decide what to do next.

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and let us do it right the first time!

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