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Brrrr! I’ve Got a Brrrroken Heat Pump!

If you own a heat pump, then you know just how amazing these nifty little systems are! Not are they super efficient and effective, but they’ve also got the ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch!

Unfortunately, though, no matter how great your heat pump is, eventually, it is going to require repairs…

Not to worry though! As long as you have a team of trusted technicians on your side, you’ll be a-ok! All you’ve got to do is pick up the phone and call at the first sign of trouble!

Below, we have listed some of the reasons why your heat pump might not be heating as it should. Just keep reading below to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to schedule your heating repair in Schertz, TX with our team!)

So, What’s Wrong With Your Heat Pump?

There are a number of reasons why your heat pump might not be working properly. Here are a few of them:

A Clogged Air Filter

One of the first things that your HVAC technician will check for is a clogged air filter. When the filter becomes too clogged with dirt and debris, it restricts the amount of air that enters the heat pump to be heated. Air filters need to be replaced more than once a year…in fact, it is recommended that air filters are changed every 1-3 months.

Thermostat Issue

Sometimes the issue doesn’t actually lie within the heat pump itself. A faulty thermostat can be the reason why you’re not receiving the heat you want. If the thermostat is miscalibrated, the heat pump won’t run long enough to maintain the level of heat your home needs. Also, if the connection between the thermostat and the pump is broken, it is impossible to change the system over to heating mode.

Leaking Refrigerant

Heat pumps need a specific amount of refrigerant to function properly, even if it is in heating mode! During the winter, the refrigerant absorbs the heat in the surrounding air so it can heat your home. If there is a leak, then you’ll probably notice lukewarm air.

Broken Reversing Valve

The reversing valve is the mechanism that allows your heat pump to switch from cooling mode to heating mode, and vice versa. If the valve becomes stuck, your system won’t be able to switch modes. An HVAC technician has the training and equipment to correctly replace the valve.

The Bottom Line

If you suspect that your heat pump is in need of repairs (quite obviously, a heat pump that isn’t heating definitely needs repairs), then it is time for you to call in a professional for help. Trust us, only a certified HVAC pro has the tools, training, and expertise to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and schedule your repairs!

Schedule your heat pump repairs with the team at Riteway Service Company today! 

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