Cincinnati Heat Pump Repair Service
Few things are more frustrating than a heat pump that does not function correctly when you need it to. Your HVAC system could struggle for several reasons, including an airflow issue, a faulty compressor, a tripped circuit breaker, or even refrigerant leaks. If you need some help with heat pump repair in Cincinnati, our team here at Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has the experience and the know-how to fix the problem correctly. Our professional, certified technicians offer expert advice and are capable of repairing or replacing your heat pump, depending on what your heat pump system requires.
At the first sign of trouble, you should request heat pump service so that we can send out an HVAC professional to provide you with an estimate or get to work on solving the issue. Heat pump repairs can be stressful, but your unit may just need a quick service or a small replacement to get back to efficient operation.
Experts at Cincinnati Heat Pumps
When looking for professional heat pump repair in Cincinnati, you should make sure that they are entirely qualified to offer reliable, competent service. Comprehensive heat pump services can be a little intense since it supplies hot and cold air to your home, has a complicated electrical system, and includes an outdoor unit. Fortunately, the professionals at Thomas & Galbraith are well versed in heat pumps.
Hiring heat pump systems experts at Thomas & Galbraith will leave you with peace of mind knowing that your heat pump repairs are up to code and will last for the long run. You can trust our qualified technicians to care for both you and your home in the kindest, most professional way possible. We will get your heating or cooling system functional in a timely manner, whether your thermostat settings are off, your outdoor coils need some work, or replacement parts are required.
Heat Pump Emergency Repair Options
Have you ever experienced the anxiety that can come from trying to heat or cool your home during an extreme season? If so, you know the dread that can come when HVAC systems aren’t cooperating, and the weather is frigid or sweltering. This worry is only multiplied when you have company or small children who rely on you to keep them comfortable.
Fortunately, in these moments of great stress, you have someone on your side. Thomas & Galbraith is an outstanding company that can take care of whatever your heat pump is currently struggling with; an airflow issue, blown fuse, faulty defrost cycle, or even freezing coils are no match for our NATE-certified technicians. Instead of suffering through a long night with a struggling heat pump, let our professionals come and take a look.
The Thomas & Galbraith team offers around-the-clock service for all HVAC systems, including central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps. With a professional ready and willing to come at any hour of the day or night, why suffer through another moment with a broken heat pump? Call us today for immediate help.
Is Your Heat Pump the Problem?
Heat pumps usually require maintenance twice a year due to their heating and cooling capabilities, so it can be intimidating to get back on track if you have fallen behind. You may not even know if your heat pump is functioning well. The NATE-certified professionals at Thomas & Galbraith can help you to identify what is ailing your heating and cooling system and figure out how to get it fully functioning again.
Some heat pump issues are extremely straightforward. For example, the defrost mode may not kick on to reduce ice levels on your exterior unit, or the heating mode may only produce cold, unheated air. Regular heat pump maintenance and professional heat pump installation can ensure an efficient heat pump. However, several less obvious signs may indicate an issue with your heat pump, such as:
As an experienced homeowner, you should be familiar with the regular sounds your heat pump makes as it initiates a heating sequence or switches to a cooling cycle. A healthy heat pump should turn on with a click at the thermostat as it initiates a cycle and then a gentle hum as it heats or cools your home. There could be a problem if you adjust settings to start a cycle and the unit takes longer than average to initiate a heating or cooling cycle, or generates clicking or grinding noises. Heat pumps that make odd sounds need professional services so that they do not work harder than necessary and deteriorate critical components. Some sounds to look out for include the following:
- Continual clicking during a heating sequence could be a sign of electricity malfunction, such as a malfunctioning circuit breaker or another issue with the power source.
- Grinding from the blower motor, which could indicate the motor’s bearings need to be replaced.
- Squealing from a damaged or loose fan belt.
Inefficient Heat Cycling
Most heat pumps will cycle cool or hot air for 10 to 15 minutes two to three times an hour. If you notice that your unit is attempting to heat or cool your home in very several short bouts multiple times an hour, there may be an issue that needs professional attention. Without maintenance, some heat pumps begin to ‘short cycle,’ meaning they turn on and off much more frequently than they should.
Short cycling may be caused by:
- Air flow problems: If the air filters on your heat pump system are dirty and filled with debris, it will restrict the airflow and harm the efficiency of your entire system. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on your heat pump filter and replace it regularly. Otherwise, the unit will not be able to cool or heat your home, and you may mistakenly believe that it needs significant repairs. If you replace the air filters regularly, the system will be much more efficient overall. Even the outdoor unit, which includes the outdoor coil and compressor, will work more efficiently in cooling your home. The air filter in your unit really matters, and should be carefully maintained.
- Oversized unit: An oversized heat pump for your home or apartment is likely to struggle with efficiency. Short cycling can be solved by replacing your heat pump with a more appropriately sized unit.
- Refrigerant leaks: A heat pump that is leaking refrigerant will be unable to efficiently absorb heat from inside your home and transport it out of doors, and vice versa during the wintertime. If there is a refrigerant leak, this primary function of the heat pump will be cut short, ending in short cycling. The reversing valve that controls the direction of refrigerant flow will also struggle. The reversing valve is essential for efficiency during the changing of the seasons, as the direction of refrigerant determines whether hot or cold air will be emitted. Ice development on your outdoor unit is a tell-tale sign of a refrigerant leak, and should act as a red flag anytime you notice buildup.
- Thermostat errors: The thermostat in your home may cause short cycling or indicate a need for repairs or service if the batteries have gone bad. At the first sign of short cycling, check that your thermostat batteries do not need to be replaced.
Temperature Moderation Issues
The inability to keep your home at a consistent temperature signifies that your heat pump is struggling. It could mean your system struggles with:
- A bad thermostat
- A dirty blower motor
- Clogged filters
- Leaking refrigerant or a struggling reversing valve
Increased Energy Bills
If you consistently maintain and monitor your heat pump, you should notice that your utility bills are relatively consistent. A high energy bill could mean that your heat pump is not working as efficiently as it once did.
If you have not changed how much you use your heat pump in the summer or winter, the number of people in your home, or the average temperature in your home, and yet your energy bill varies dramatically each month, your system may need to be replaced or repaired. For more information, contact your trust local HVAC company Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We ensure quality and reliable heat pump services at all hours, no matter the issue.
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