You may not realize it but you really rely on and trust your heat pump to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. And that system has certainly had its work cut out for it in the past several months. From sweltering temperatures in the summer to frigid ones in the winter, your heat pump has done its duty.
At this point though, your system may be struggling. It makes sense too! What human can run two marathons in a row with little to no support? That’s why we want you to know when to get professional assistance for your system. Here are the signs that you need to schedule a heat pump service in Oregon City, OR.
When Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance
Maintenance is necessary for heat pumps just as much as for other systems. In fact, heat pumps need even more maintenance than a central AC or furnace. This is because a heat pump provides comfort year-round. Since it’s doing twice the work, it actually needs maintenance twice a year. It’s best to schedule maintenance once a year for the cooling season and once a year for the heating season.
When Your Heat Pump Needs Repair
You’ve gotten tune-ups for the heat pump but you’re noticing something is still off about your system. Here are some indicators that will alert you when you need repairs instead.
- Odd sounds: When your heat pump tries to heat or cool your home, it shouldn’t make a large amount of noise. If your heat pump is rattling, screeching, hissing, or buzzing, it’s worthwhile to get it checked out.
- Poor temperature control: When you’re trying to heat or cool your home, you expect this to be done in a timely and effective manner. If your heat pump can’t seem to get the temperature right lately, it may mean it has a problem that needs to be dealt with.
- Short cycling: The heat pump turns on and off in a short amount of time. This doesn’t mean it’s working faster, it means it can’t complete a heating or cooling cycle for some reason. A short cycling heat pump needs repairs ASAP.
What to Replace Your Heat Pump
Sadly, even with maintenance and repairs, no heat pump last forever. Here are some signs that the time has come to upgrade your system.
- Over 10-15 years old. Your heat pump has a serviceable lifespan of around 10-15 years. After this, it will start to deteriorate.
- Needs frequent repairs. Does your heat pump need repairs more often than usual? If you’re making repair calls once a year then it may be time to upgrade the system.
- Overly expensive repairs. Don’t forget to check over your repair bills. Expensive repairs that equal half or more of the cost of a new system are a sign that your money is better invested in a new heat pump.
Do you need help with your heat pump? Then you’ve come to the right company!
Content Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your next heat pump service.