There may be times that the heat pump in your Oxford, OH home isn’t working as well as it should, and it can be difficult to decide whether you need to repair it or get a new one. If you experience any of the warning signs described below, you could need to repair or replace your heat pump.
Your HVAC system usually makes a noise when it starts and ends a heating or cooling cycle. Other than that, it shouldn’t make loud noises during a cycle. Any unexplained noise – from grinding to squealing and banging – could mean there’s a serious problem.
Heating and Cooling Inconsistencies
Your heat pump should provide consistent levels of heating and cooling throughout your home. No room in your home should get hotter or colder than other rooms unless you close a vent, close a door or open a window. If you’re getting inconsistent performance from your HVAC system, it may be time for an upgrade.
Unexplainable Hike in Electricity
An inefficient heat pump requires more energy to get its job done. If you notice an unexplained spike in your power bills, there’s possibly an issue. You’ll continue to see an increase in your bills until you resolve the problem.
It’s not uncommon for a heat pump to need an occasional HVAC repair. Generally, a system that gets regular maintenance will need fewer than one or two repairs a year. If it needs attention several times a year and the system is nearing the end of its lifespan, it may be more economical to buy a new system.
Cycles On and Off Constantly
Between turning on and turning off, your heat pump cycles through several stages. Once it turns off, it should remain off for around 10 to 15 minutes or longer. IF it quickly turns on and off within a short time means there’s a problem.
Contact Western Hills Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for HVAC assistance with your heat pump. We’ll help you determine if it’s repairable or needs replacing.
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