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Heat Pump Repair in Haines City

When it comes to heating and cooling systems, your heat pump works hard to keep your house comfy.

Unlike air conditioners, the outdoor unit on heat pumps doesn’t get the season off when the temperatures cool down in Haines City. There’s no indoor furnace unit to take over.

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

If that time does occur, Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. is happy to help. We can fix any heat pump—regardless of model or brand. We work hard to make your home comfy again as soon as possible.

Customer satisfaction, efficiency and safety are our top concerns. We’re happy to prove it when you trust us with your home comfort.

Origins of Heat Pump Damage

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

  • Shortage of maintenance. Like you, your heat pump needs to be taken care of to stay in good shape. You have a yearly checkup. Your heat pump has annual maintenance. You should schedule an appointment with an HVAC expert twice a year to help your system stay on track. Without maintenance, you’re putting your system at risk for a breakdown.
  • Clogged filters. One of the simplest ways to keep your heat pump alright is to frequently check and switch out your air filter. If you avoid it, your system has to work harder to keep your family comfortable. Operating overtime like that can lead to damage, and later, a repair.
  • Component failure. Your heat pump is made of a number of parts—both moving and stationary. They’re all crucial to heating and cooling your home efficiently. When one stops working, it can make it difficult—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 family less comfortable.

Signs Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Fixed

Now that you have heard some of the usual causes of heat pump damage, it might be helpful to hear how those issues make themselves known. Here are some prevalent signs something is amiss with your heat pump:

  • Your outdoor unit is covered in ice. During the winter, it’s possible that your outdoor unit will have some ice buildup. When this happens, 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.
  • Your system is short cycling. By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump turns on and stops before it’s had the opportunity to bring your home to your desired temperature. This is an indication that your heat pump is incorrectly sized for your home. And if it isn’t taken care of, it could wear your heat pump down.
  • Your energy bills are increasing. 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 watching your energy costs increase, it’s time to call ina professional.
  • Your heat pump is getting noisy. Your heat pump isn’t going to be absolutely silent, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably noisy. If you’re hearing new sounds from your system—especially any that sound incorrect—you may want to have a professional look it over.
  • Your heating or cooling seems weaker. Lower home comfort is perhaps the most obvious—and annoying—sign you may need a repair. If you’ve tried adjusting your setting and nothing seems to work, Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. can help.

Repair or Replace: How to Choose

When your heat pump stops working, it seems only natural to call for a repair. But sometimes, a repair isn’t worth the investment. In those times, a replacement is a better option. Here are some factors that can help you choose if a repair is a better option:

  • Your heat pump is younger 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 to live. However, if your heat pump is up there in years, a replacement might make more financial sense.
  • You haven’t repaired your heat pump multiple 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 regularly, it might be time to think about a replacement.
  • Your needed repair is small. If a technician can take care of your issue fast and the price is relatively low, a repair is probably 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 invest that money into a new heat pump that will serve you for a lot longer.

A Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. 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 863-216-2923 or make an appointment with us online.

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