When you need heat pump repair in Brookfield, Connecticut, trust the experts at Central Air LLC.

Your heat pump works hard to keep your home comfy.

Unlike air conditioners, the outdoor unit on heat pumps doesn’t get the season off when the temperatures cool down.

Instead, your heat pump works all year to keep your home comfortable in the winter and cool in the summer. That perpetual effort can culminate in the need for repairs.

If that time does arrive, Central Air LLC is happy to help. We can service most any heat pump. We work hard to make your space the right temperature again as soon as possible.

Customer satisfaction, efficiency and safety are our top interests. We’re happy to demonstrate when you trust us with your home comfort. Call us at 203-357-5913 now to schedule an appointment.

Five Signals Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Fixed

Now that you have heard some of the usual causes of heat pump damage, it might be useful to hear how those concerns make themselves known. Here are some general signs something is faulty with your heat pump.

1. Heat Pump Covered in Ice

During the winter, it’s possible that your outdoor unit will have some ice buildup. When this occurs, your unit should move into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your whole unit is covered in ice and won’t defrost, you have a problem that needs professional help.

2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling

By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump turns on and stops before it’s had time to bring your home to your desired temperature. This is a signal that your heat pump is the incorrect size for your home. And if it isn’t taken care of, it could wear your heat pump down.

3. Energy Bills are Climbing

Your heat pump is one of the most efficient HVAC solutions available—especially if you keep up with it. If you’re doing everything you can to take care of it and are still seeing your energy costs climb, it’s time to find a professional.

4. Heat Pump Is Noisy

Your heat pump isn’t going to be completely silent, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably noisy. If you’re hearing new sounds from your heat pump—especially any that sound out of place—you may want to have a professional inspect it.

5. Heating or Cooling Appears Weaker

Decreased home comfort is maybe the most obvious—and annoying—sign you may need a repair. If you’ve tried modifying your setting and nothing seems to work, Central Air LLC can help.

Common Reasons for Heat Pump Problems

There are quite a few things that can cause problems for your heat pump. Here are some of the most well-known issues.

  • Absence of upkeep. Like you, your heat pump needs to be taken care of to keep it in good shape. You have an annual checkup. Your heat pump has yearly maintenance. You should call in an HVAC expert twice a year to help your system stay on track. Without maintenance, you’re putting your system at risk for a failure.
  • Clogged filter. One of the easiest ways to keep your heat pump on track is to regularly check and switch out your air filter. If you let it go, your system has to work harder to keep your family comfortable. Working overtime like that can cause damage, and later, a repair.
  • Component failure. Your heat pump is made of a number of parts—both moving and stationary. They’re all critical to heating and cooling your home efficiently. When one fails, it can make it hard—or impossible—for your system to carry on without a repair.
  • Thermostat problems. Your thermostat is a sensitive instrument. Any issue with it could make your house less comfortable.

Should I Repair or Replace My Heat Pump?

When your heat pump breaks down, it seems only natural to call for a repair. But sometimes, a repair isn’t worth it anymore. In those times, a replacement is a better choice. Here are some factors that can help you decide if a repair is a better option:

  • Your heat pump is less than 10 years old. If your heat pump is still fairly young, a repair likely makes sense. It still has a lot of life left for you. However, if your heat pump is up there in years, a replacement might make more financial sense.
  • You haven’t repaired your heat pump many times. If a repair on your system is a relatively rare occurrence, you may want to continue with the repair. If you feel like you’ve been repairing your unit a lot, it might be time to contemplate a replacement.
  • The repair you need is inexpensive. If a technician can take care of your issue fast and the price is relatively low, a repair is most likely your best choice. But if your repair will take you for quite a bit—like replacing your heat pump’s compressor—it’s likely better to put that money into a new heat pump that will serve you for a lot longer.

What’s the Next Step Toward a New Heat Pump?

A Central Air LLC technician can walk you through all your options and help you decide if repair or replacement makes more sense for your system. No matter what you need, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 203-357-5913 or request an appointment with us online.

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