Your heat pump is an essential part of keeping you and your family comfortable in inclement weather. Here in Sterling, VA, residents expect high-quality, dependable service when they have issues with their HVAC systems, and that’s why they rely on Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating. Call us today and give is the chance to earn your business.
If your heater is over 20 years old, check out our heater installations and see if a new one is right for you.
Common Heat Pump Problems
Here in Sterling, VA, residents rely on their heat pumps to keep their homes comfortable all year long. So, it’s important to recognize when there’s a problem, and when to call for heat pump repair before the system completely shuts down. Watch out for:
- Sudden loss of heat
- Air isn’t as hot as you want it
- Your unit blows cold air instead of hot
- Your heat pump cycles too quickly or incorrectly
- Your system makes strange noises like squealing or rattling
None of the above signs are reason to panic, but call in the help of a professional to address the issue before it becomes worse.
How to Maintain Your Heat Pump
Your heat pump is like any other machine; it needs regular maintenance to operate efficiently and to reduce the chance of expensive repairs due to neglect. Here are five things you can do to keep your heat pump running well for years.
- Keep your thermostat set at a consistent temperature
- Check your filters and change them if they’re dirty at least once a month
- Keep the outdoor unit free from ice, snow, and debris
- Use a degreaser to keep the outdoor coils clean
- Have your heat pump inspected and serviced at least once a year by a professional technician
Is your furnace pumping out lukewarm air? If so, check out our furnace repairs and find out what could be the cause.
How Long Should Your Heat Pump Last?
Your heat pump works tirelessly to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home year ‘round. This puts a lot of wear and tear on the system. With proper maintenance, your heat pump should last about 15 years. Since a heat pump is an expensive installation, it’s wise to plan for a replacement about five years out. Saving a little each month over a few years makes it easier to get into a new, higher efficiency unit.