Stay Comfortable And Avoid Breakdowns - Signs Your Heat Pump System Needs Service

Posted on: 10 June 2015


Home ownership can be extremely exciting and rewarding, but it also comes with a wide variety of challenges. Keeping up with all of your home maintenance tasks can be daunting, and for specialized systems such as your heat pump, you may not even be aware of the warning signs that crop up and identify that you're in need of service.

Below, you'll find a guide to some signs that your heat pump is in need of servicing. Keeping these suggestions in mind will allow you to be proactive about your heat pump maintenance, saving you a significant sum in repairs and guaranteeing that your home always remains at a comfortable temperature.

Reduced Air Flow

If you notice your home starting to hover at a temperature slightly off of where you've set your thermostat, it may be the result of decreased air flow. This can also be noted if you stand in front of a vent and it seems to be struggling to produce a constant flow of air.

When air flow is reduced, it's often because the heat pump is struggling to quickly and efficiently treat the air for delivery through your system. That inefficiency is often a sign of mechanical faults in your heat pump system, and preventative maintenance can help guarantee that you stop serious problems from snowballing.

Loud Noises

Modern heat pump systems have very few moving parts, and as such, you shouldn't notice much in the way of mechanical noises. Loud bangs or extended grinding sounds are very unusual, and if you notice them, you should seek immediate maintenance.

Even noises that aren't particularly loud may be unusual. No one spends as much time in your home as you do, and as such, you'll likely be very in tune to any changes in the sounds your home produces. If you notice changes, it's best to have your heat pump checked and make sure it's not at risk of failure.

Ice Accumulation

Modern home temperature control systems rely on a heat exchange in order to moderate the temperature, and your heat pump is a vital part of that process. The production of some condensation is natural and not a cause for concern, but ice buildup is a sign of something being seriously wrong. If your heat pump has any accumulation of ice, you should seek immediate maintenance, as it's often a sign that your pump is working incredibly inefficiently.

For more information about pump system service, contact Dixie Drainfields Inc. or a similar company.