How to Know When It’s Time for a Heat Pump Repair 02/16/2018In Orange County you rely on your heat pump to keep you warm throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for heat pump service visit sooner rather than later. Guaranteeing that you schedule annual maintenance service will help keep your heat pump running efficiently and detect any issues that may need fixing before they get worse. But you can look for trouble too. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to search for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in an expert, like Ocean Air Conditioning, if you note any of these signs: Your heat pump is stuck in either heating mode or cooling mode. Your heat pump is capable of cooling your house when it’s warm by moving refrigerant through the interior evaporator coil. When it’s time to heat your home, it switches the route and moves refrigerant to the external evaporator coil. If your heat pump is set in one mode, it may be time call in a pro to investigate why. Your heat pump is not evenly heating or cooling your home. Ensure that your registers are all ready and accessible. If the issue persists, call in a pro to learn why your system is crashing or out of balance. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem feeble? Symptoms related to your blower could indicate a bit of a problem with your air filter or the indoor blower. Your heat pump isn’t cycling as it normally does. If your heat pump is cycling on and off too frequently, it may be overheating. This could be a simple fix, like exchanging a clogged filter or recalibrating your thermostat. It could also indicate a glitch in your thermostat or your blower. Your heat pump is loud. If your heat pump starts running noisily or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble. Now that you’ve read these signs, you’ll know when you need to arrange heat pump maintenance. Call Ocean Air Conditioning at 949-525-9119 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.