Your heat pump is a critical part of your comfort system. Don’t wait until the middle of winter for problems to occur! Let us inspect and repair your heat pump before cooler temperatures set in. We serve commercial and residential customers throughout Long Island and Five Boroughs.
Checking the Health of Your Heat Pump
Check your thermostat to ensure that settings haven’t been changed. You should also check your thermostat batteries, as this can affect the interaction between your heat pump and thermostat. Additionally, you should make sure that your air filter is clean and not clogged with debris. It’s easy to forget this important element of your HVAC system, and it could prevent your heat pump from functioning properly. Check the power box as well to make sure that the power supply to your HVAC unit hasn’t been interrupted.
What are Problems to Look Out For?
Because your heat pump addresses both your heating and cooling needs, it gets much more use than an air conditioner or furnace. The moving parts in the system can wear out over time. Belts can dry out and crack. Refrigerant lines can leak. Heavy use can lead to stress on the compressor. Electronic components can fail as well. The type of failure will determine what type of repair is needed.
In many cases, a malfunctioning heat pump can be fixed and returned to full working order. It’s important to schedule repair services right away so that you can avoid further discomfort or more severe damage. Continuing to operate your equipment when it is malfunctioning could lead to permanent damage. Your technician will work quickly and effectively to identify problems and provide needed repair information so that you can have your system working again as soon as possible.
When Should You Replace Your Heat Pump?
In some cases, your heat pump’s failure may be severe enough to warrant replacement. A compressor failure, for example, is one of the more costly issues to address and you will fare better with a new installation.
Other issues to consider when deciding on a replacement include your typical energy costs, frequency of system failures, and the age of your current unit. If your heat pump is at least a decade old, new equipment can often pay for itself in just a few years because of improved energy efficiency. At the same time, if your system requires frequent repairs, its life cycle is nearing an end and indicates the need for a replacement.
Do You Have a Regular Maintenance Schedule Set Up?
In some cases, problems with your heat pump may be the result of poor maintenance. In addition to changing your air filter on a regular basis, we recommend routine maintenance prior to each season in which your system will experience heavy use. Fine-tuning moving parts, inspecting refrigerant lines, and cleaning your refrigerant coils help to improve energy use and overall indoor comfort. If you are considering heat pump repair because of poor heating and cooling performance from your system, consider a maintenance inspection to ensure the efficiency of your overall HVAC system.
Call us at (516) 671-3232 to schedule your next heat pump repair, replacement, or maintenance service!