SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Repair’

Why is My Heat Pump Not Heating?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Air-FilterIf there’s one time that you don’t want your heat pump to fail on the job, it’s in the middle of record low temperatures. Still, for some of us that’s exactly what has or will happen this winter. If your heat pump isn’t actually heating your home properly, it might be for a number of different reasons.

All of them are going to require professional services to fix, so you should probably call for repairs right now if you suspect that there is something wrong with the system. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, let’s have a look at some of the specific reasons why your heat pump might be malfunctioning.

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Heat Pump Issues to Be Aware of

Monday, September 25th, 2017

heat-pump-repairWe’re finally getting to the end of summer, which is great news for people sick of hot days. If you’re using a heat pump as your sole method of climate control, however, you still need to keep an eye out for any issues that might arise with the system.

Since you’re probably going to be using your heat pump throughout the heating season as well, you need to remember to keep an eye out for any issues that may develop. Let’s go over some of the more common heat pump problems you should be aware of as a result of strain put on the system.

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Heat Pump Noises That Indicate a Problem

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Winter is one of the more stressful times of year for heat pumps, which makes it more likely that problems will develop with them. If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you need to be keenly aware of any symptoms that indicate a problem with your system. One of the easiest ways to do that is by listening for any strange noises that come from the heat pump during operation.

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Winter Heat Pump Problems You Should Know

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Heat pumps are more likely to develop problems during the winter, when the daily demand on them is high. More demand means more wear on the system, which means a greater chance for problems to occur over time. If and when one of these problems occurs in your heat pump, it’s in your best interest to have it fixed as soon as possible. Let’s go over some of the ways that you can identify if your heat pump has a problem that needs fixing.

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Is Heat Pump Ice a Good Thing?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

If you notice ice forming on your heat pump this summer, you might take it to be a good thing at first. After all, isn’t the system supposed to be getting cold while it’s cooling your home? However, heat pump ice is far from a good thing. In fact, it’s a sign that your system is in deep trouble. Let’s take a look at what causes heat pump ice, and why you should call for repairs as soon as you notice it.

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Why Your Heat Pump is Stuck in One Mode

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Heat pumps are quite popular for their ability to switch back and forth between heating and cooling modes. While that is one of the main reasons that heat pumps are so popular, this ability can malfunction under certain circumstances. If your heat pump is stuck in one mode, read on to find out why.

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Does My Heat Pump Need Refrigerant?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

It’s that time again, when summer is getting into full swing and homeowners are busy making sure that their climate control systems can keep them cool throughout the season. One of the most common questions we get during this time is whether or not heat pumps need to be refilled with refrigerant before the summer starts. Let’s take a look at what refrigerant is, how it interacts with your heat pump, and the only time you’ll ever need to refill it.

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Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Heat

Monday, November 30th, 2015

A heat pump is not much good at all during the winter if it won’t actually provide heat for your home. If your heat pump seems to be having trouble blowing warm air through the house, there are a couple of different possibilities. First, you may have a refrigerant leak somewhere in the system. Second, your reversing valve may be stuck. Read on for some of the signs that either one of these is the case, and what you can do about it.

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Common Heat Pump Problems

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Heat pumps can develop operational problems, just like any other system. And just like any other system, those problems are progressive. If you let problems with your heat pump system progress for long enough, they can grow into very serious issues. With that in mind, it is a good idea to call for repairs from HVAC professionals as soon as you recognize that your system is having problems. Let’s take a look at some of the common symptoms that indicate that your heat pump needs repairs.

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Heat Pump Issues You Should Know About

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular for their ability to provide both heating and cooling functions. Many homeowners are using their heat pumps on a daily basis to keep cool during these warm summer months. Along with that increased load, though, comes the increased chance of problems cropping up. Since you can prevent more damage to your heat pump the faster you react to problems, let’s examine some common issues you should know about.

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