How to Know When It’s Time for a Heat Pump Repair 02/16/2018In Bakersfield you rely on your heat pump to keep you warm throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a heat pump fix-up visit any day. Confirming that you schedule routine maintenance service will help keep your heat pump running efficiently and identify any issues that may need work before they get worse. But you can scan for problems too. We’ve compiled some indicators for you to look for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a professional, like Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing, if you note any of these symptoms: Your heat pump is stuck in either heating mode or cooling mode. Your heat pump is able to cool your house when it’s warm by moving refrigerant through the interior evaporator coil. When it’s time to heat your home, it switches the route and runs refrigerant to the external evaporator coil. If your heat pump is set in one mode, it may be time call in a technician to investigate why. Your heat pump is not evenly heating or cooling your home. Check that your registers are all exposed and accessible. If the trouble continues, call in a professional to find out why your system is breaking down or out of equilibrium. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem weak? Indications related to your blower could indicate a minor problem with your air filter or the internal blower. Your heat pump isn’t cycling as it normally does. If your heat pump is cycling on and off too regularly, it may be overheating. This could be a straightforward solution, like exchanging a clogged filter or recalibrating your thermostat. It could also imply a malfunction in your thermostat or your blower. Your heat pump is loud. If your heat pump starts running loudly or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem. Now that you’ve read these signs, you’ll know when you need to arrange heat pump maintenance. Call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 661-437-3499 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or regular maintenance.