Mild winters and long summers around Raleigh, NC, mean that a well-functioning heat pump can keep your premises comfortable throughout the year. Nonetheless, there are some common heat pump issues you should know about. Noting these problems can help you know when something is amiss so you can contact a technician for timely repairs.

Noisy Motors

The last things you want to hear from your heat pump are grinding and squealing sounds. That’s because they signal a significant problem. These noises indicate shot motor bearings, so you need to reach a repair professional immediately to avoid a catastrophic failure. Rattling sounds indicate loose components that your service technician can tighten during regular maintenance.

Cycles Incorrectly

You can find that your system turns on and off too frequently due to incorrect cycling. This issue typically indicates a malfunctioning blower or a clogged filter. You can try cleaning or replacing your filter to see if it improves your heat pump’s performance.

Additionally, inspect your thermostat to verify that it has proper calibration and is correctly sampling your room. If the room’s temperature drops lower or rises higher than the temperature you set on your thermostat, your heat anticipator has an issue. Our heat pump experts are available 24 hours a day to help you diagnose and solve your problem.

Incorrect Heating

Incorrect heating is particularly common during winter, resulting from your heat pump going into defrost mode. The heat pump temporarily lets out cold air in this mode as it retains heat to prevent it from freezing. It’s also essential to remember that a heat pump doesn’t generate temperatures as hot as what you could expect from an oil or gas-forced furnace.

We’re a family-owned company offering NATE-certified professionals to deliver reliable and quality HVAC assistance. Contact us at Warren-Hay Mechanical to maintain a comfortable home year-round using our readily available HVAC installation, maintenance and repair services.

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