You can probably remember the feeling you first had when you installed your heat pump. The moment it turned on, it was like a comfort revolution in your home. You could feel certain areas that used to be cold or hot spots, now felt comfortable and in line with the rest of your living space. It was an amazing feeling, and you’re disappointed that it didn’t last just a few years into the future.
But why is that? Heat pumps aren’t supposed to drastically wane in performance in only a few years. What gives?
There are several answers to your question. You could require heating repair in Palm Bay, FL. Or, you could have skipped vital maintenance that’s required for your system to properly function. Today, we’re going to talk about a few ways that heat pumps can be victims of neglect and not work as they should.
Getting Your Heat Pump Back on Track
Here are some reasons why your heat pump might not be working as intended, and some solutions to go along with them.
- The air filter is clogged. The first and most common problem we see with heat pumps that don’t do their job is a clogged air filter. Heat pumps are forced air heating systems, which means they have to cycle through the air of your home. If they’re getting constantly clogged by contaminants, they’re going to have to pull more energy to draw the air and certain components will get inundated with dust, debris, hair, and pet dander. Changing the air filter every one to three months is the best way to deal with this problem.
- Maintenance was skipped once or twice this year. Did you forget that your heat hump requires maintenance twice a year? No, this isn’t a ripoff or some kind of scam, it’s because heat pumps work for the entire year, which is usually twice as long as an average heating or cooling system. Maintenance is required to keep your system at peak performance and to make sure it’s not wasting energy.
- The system needs to be fixed. A heat pump that isn’t working to your standards is a heat pump that needs to be repaired. Whatever the problem might be, our team has a hotline devoted to repairing certain problems in a heat pump system. Just give us a call.
- The thermostat settings aren’t correct. Check your thermostat to make sure that your heat pump is running to a temperature setting that works. Remember, the higher you set your heater in the winter, or the cooler you set it in the summer, the harder your system will have to work for the same results. We can help you set your thermostat correctly, or get you a new one to replace your old, outdated thermostat.
- Your heat pump likely needs to be replaced. Some heat pumps that are 10 years old or older have reached the end of their lifespan. If yours is showing signs of retirement, then we can replace it.