Are You Having Heater Problems?
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Heat Pump Repairs
Does your heat pump not cool or heat properly? Does it freeze up? Does it cycle too frequently?
What is a heat pump?
A heat pump system has two uses. One, it removes heat from the room to cool down an area. Two, it can pull heat from the air outside to warm up a room inside. With a small amount of energy, a heat pump system can transfer heat from one place to another and can be used for either heating for the winter or cooling in the summer.
What's the difference between central AC and heat pump?
Both of the HVAC system rely on the same basic technology, but deployed in a different way.
A central air conditioning use a closed loop system where refrigerant is used to cool the air. The refrigerant travels through a compressor valve that subjects it to a great deal of heat and pressure, then into a compressor coil that pushes the heat into the outside air. Reverting to its liquid state, the refrigerant moves through series of evaporator coils and evaporates into cool air, which is then blown into a system of ducts.
A heat pump system is similar to a central air conditioning but is able to blow hot air into the home instead of outside the home. This allows the system to function as a heater in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer. These are said to be more efficient, though they struggle when the weather gets particularly cold.
With regular maintenance you can minimize the repairs that the unit will need over its lifetime. As your system ages, it's guaranteed that some type of servicing and repair will be required.
Some signs for repairs are:
- A loss of power
- Doesn't turn on when needed
- Circuit breaker to trip repeatedly
- Heat pump freezes over
- Unit turns on and off too often
- Blower stops working
- Unusual noises in the pump itself
If you are having similar issues like the ones stated above, contact your local heating technicians and schedule an appointment to meet. Prevent costly repairs by maintaining them early. There's a lot of people out there that believes in "if it ain't broken, don't fix it." However, this type of belief can prove to be extremely expensive. From the outside, everything can look like it's in its tip-top shape and from the inside, broken motors, belts, filters, duct work, insulation, etc. Preventive maintenance can help with that. Need more information on maintenance? Click here.
If you are looking for heat pump repairs in the Los Angeles area, give us a call! Whether it's to replace a heat pump, repair a heat pump, or clean a heat pump, we can help! Heating systems aren't the only thing we work with. Head over to our air conditioning pages by clicking here.
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