Nick’s AC and Heat, an HVAC contractor in Orlando, Florida, has published a new article that educates readers on signs that their heat pump may need to be repaired, replaced, or tuned up. The article can be read in its entirety at https://www.nicksacandheat.com/post/signs-that-your-heat-pump-needs-to-be-replaced-or-repaired.
Depending on where one lives, the heating and cooling system could be one of the most crucial parts of a home. There won’t be any point living up north if the home’s heating system cannot offer some respite from the cold weather in winter. Those living down south will have a difficult time adjusting to the uncomfortable heat during the summer months. Wherever a house is located, having a heating and cooling system that can keep up with the weather outside and can do so consistently month after month throughout the worst of the season is essential to comfortable home life.
However, an HVAC system is, at the end of the day, a human invention that can fall prey to negligence and disrepair. Even though a system can fail, it can offer plenty of signs leading up to the failure.
Before one begins to understand the factors that indicate a failing heating and cooling system, one must get an overview of what a heat pump does. Despite its name, a heat pump can be used to both heat and cool a home. It is similar to an air conditioner that uses two units – an indoor air handler and an outdoor unit. The outdoor unit compresses and circulates refrigerant that takes in and releases heat as it moves between the outdoor and indoor units depending on the mode it is operating in. Readers can find more detailed information about a heat pump’s operation by heading over to Nick’s AC and Heat’s website at https://www.nicksacandheat.com/.
After an initial introduction to the functions of a heat pump, the article then dives into the actual signs that a homeowner should look out for.
The first sign is that the pump requires constant repairs. The article says that a well-functioning heat pump should not need outside service more than once or twice a year. Some common recurring repairs to watch out for are compressor repairs, evaporator coil repairs, blower motor repairs, computerized parts or any part of the electrical system, and ductwork issues. If a homeowner finds themselves reaching for the phone to call the repair technician too frequently, they might need to replace the entire system.
The next sign to watch out for is a higher energy bill than usual. A system begins to lose its efficiency with age. This will lead to a steady rise in energy bills as it will need to use more energy to produce the same amount of cooling. This is even more apparent when there is a sudden rise in energy bills. This can be diagnosed by an HVAC professional performing an energy audit.
If an HVAC system seems to produce air that is not as hot as cold as before, for the same thermostat setting, it might be a sign that the heat pump might need replacement. This is especially true if the air filters appear to clean or are newly installed, as it means that the problem is definitely with the heat pump. In winter, if the furnace appears to be doing more work than the heat pump, it may be a sign that the heat pump is malfunctioning.
If the heat pump is more than 10 years old, it is probably near the end of its life and may need to be replaced. Finally, if the heat pump is leaking water inside the home, it means that there is a problem with the condenser. If left unchecked, this can not only damage the HVAC system further but also cause water damage to the part of the home where the water is leaking.
Nick’s AC and Heat can be reached at the phone number (407) 693-0717 or at the email address [email protected]. The company can also be contacted on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Nicks-Air-Conditioning-Heating-107595654113872/.
For more information about Nick’s Air Conditioning and Heating, contact the company here:
Nick’s Air Conditioning and Heating
8628 Canyon View Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89117