Heat pumps work to maintain comfortable conditions in homes around Maurice, LA, during all four seasons of the year. They’re one of the most reliable heating and cooling options available. But even though heat pumps are durable, they aren’t indestructible. Here are five signs your heat pump may need repairs soon:
Higher Energy Costs
Higher monthly energy bills are one of the first hints you’ll receive when something is wrong with your system. When it becomes more expensive to heat or cool your home, it may not be making use of energy as efficiently as it did in the past. There could also be a problem with one or more of your heat pump’s components.
A heat pump that hasn’t received regular cleaning may produce a burning smell. This smell may indicate the system is burning dirt or other debris. Sometimes a burning smell is a little more serious and can point to an overheating component or electrical problem.
Weak airflow is often the result of dirty or clogged air ducts. Dirty coils and a sluggish motor are two other potential culprits. Whatever causes the weakness in the flow of air through your vents, it’s a definite sign of trouble.
Your heat pump won’t run in complete silence. However, loud grinding or rattling noises are signs of trouble. You should call a heating repair professional when you hear these or other strange sounds coming from your heat pump.
A short cycling heat pump will turn on and off at a rapid pace. Possible causes of this problem include a thermostat that short-circuits or a malfunctioning compressor.
A properly maintained heat pump is capable of providing the heating and cooling you need throughout the year. Call Desormeaux’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc for all your HVAC maintenance and repair needs.
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