Time to Repair or Replace Your Heat Pump? 6 Symptoms to Help You Decide

If you’re finding yourself putting on a sweater over your sweater, that’s a good sign it’s time to have your heat pump inspected. Improper heating during cold winter months can lead to higher utility bills, frozen or burst pipes, and other costly expenses that can be avoided. Sometimes the solution is a simple maintenance or repair job, or your system may need replaced altogether.

Your trusted advisors at IT Landes have identified six common home heating symptoms that indicate when it’s time to act. These symptoms include:

  1. Vents blowing cold air in heat mode
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  2. Increasing utility bills
  3. Temperature that is inconsistent with thermostat setting
  4. Strange or musty odors
  5. Loud noises, rattling, or shaking
  6. Inconsistent room temperatures (some warmer or cooler than others)

Some common causes of these symptoms are:

  • Lack of maintenance
  • Mechanical wear and tear
  • Dirty or clogged filter
  • Dirty or clogged coil
  • Faulty thermostat
  • Duct leakage
  • Poor insulation
  • Improper refrigerant charge
  • Outdated system

If you are unsure why your heat pump is having problems, IT Landes can help you evaluate all of these conditions and identify the best options for getting your heating system back in business.

First, we’ll get you started with our quick and easy HVAC Equipment Repair or Replace Worksheet, which will help us assess the age of your current heat pump, its efficiency, and its overall condition.

Next, one of our technicians will examine your heat pump to identify the problem and provide you with our recommendations for repairing or replacing your system. Whatever the outcome, rest assured that IT Landes will work with you to provide the best solution for your home heating needs.


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