Heat pumps are a popular heating and cooling solution in Durham thanks to our relatively mild climate. However, like all machines, they do occasionally need repair. Here’s what you need to know about getting your system fixed.
Keeping Your Heat Pump Healthy
- Additional maintenance is needed. The one downside of having a dual-use system is that it requires additional maintenance compared to a traditional air conditioner, boiler or furnace.
- You should take action at the first sign of trouble. Strange noises, frequent cycling, freezing up and inexplicably higher utility bills are all signs that something could be wrong with your system. Early intervention can prevent that small problem from becoming a major repair or replacement.
- Be mindful of age. Depending on the make and model, your system is probably designed to last 10 to 15 years. Check the date of manufacture; if you’re getting close to the end of that lifespan, it may be time for a replacement.
- Good home maintenance is the first step. Keeping a close eye on your heating and cooling system is an important part of home ownership. Change or clean the air conditioner every one to three months, depending on the type of filter. Inspect your system occasionally for signs of electrical issues, dust or other potential problems. You might be able to clear up some problems yourself, and more importantly, you’ll know when to call a heating repair professional.
- Get professional help. While you need to do your part to keep your system in good working order, don’t try to handle complex repairs on your own. Contact an experienced HVAC company to make sure your system is in good hands.
Your Local Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.Repair Experts
Your heat pump plays an important role in your home, and when it’s having issues, you need an HVAC service technician you can trust to resolve the problem. Learn more about A&E Heating and Air Conditioning’s heating repair solutions online or call us today.