West Valley Heat Pump Services
A heat pump is a versatile appliance that supplies heating and cooling to your home all year long. So, it’s crucial that you keep them in good working condition.
Because these units work outside the house, they’re prone to physical damage, which can cause them to lose efficiency or fail.
If a heat pump continues to run without repair or maintenance, you risk further damage and higher repair expenses down the road.
Our certified technicians are heat pump repair, maintenance, and installation experts, so you can trust them to fix your system quickly and restore comfort.
We work with the most reliable brands in the industry, including TRANE, Lennox, Carrier, York, Rheem, and American Standard.
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How To Tell If Your Heat Pump Isn’t Working Correctly
Heat pumps are popular in areas like the West Valley because of the mild winters. With these systems, homeowners get significant savings on heating costs.
Unlike furnaces that generate heat, heat pumps move heat around, making them more efficient and cost-effective.
Also, heat pumps don’t require as much maintenance as a typical furnace, but that doesn’t mean they’re not prone to problems.
Here are the most common signs that your heat pump might need repairs.
It’s normal for a heat pump to develop a light coating of ice during cold weather. When this happens, the unit should shift into its defrost mode. However, sometimes the ice layer covering the coils becomes too thick, damaging the fins and fan blades.
If your system develops a thick coating of ice, it means the defrost mode isn’t working, your refrigerant levels are too low, or the defrost mechanism has failed.
In this case, call a qualified technician to diagnose the problem as soon as possible.
Constant On/Off Cycling
Constant on/off cycling, also called short cycling, happens when the system turns on and off repeatedly without reaching the desired temperature. It can happen because of a faulty thermostat, blower, or clogged filter.
If the unit continues short cycling, it can overheat, causing damage requiring costly repairs.
The Blower Stopped Working
If the blower isn’t running, check the fan switch on the thermostat to confirm it’s set to the “off” or “auto” position. If this doesn’t solve the problem, call a professional to determine if the limit switch needs adjusting or the belt connecting the blower and motor is still intact.
Most heat pumps operate so quietly you wonder if they’re even running. So, if your unit is making loud noises like grinding, rattling, buzzing, or humming, shut it off and call for help. These noises could indicate anything from a broken belt or a loose part.
Rising Utility Bills
Without routine maintenance, your heat pump will become less efficient, causing your energy bills to increase.
If you experience any of these issues with your heat pump, call the experts at Grand Canyon Home Services for certified heat pump repair.