Sound Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Be On the Lookout for These Heat Pump Problems

Monday, December 11th, 2023

The best way to stay ahead of an HVAC breakdown is by understanding the early signs of problems and being able to identify them. When it comes to your heat pump, there are some unique problems to watch out for.

Identifying these signs early and scheduling heat pump repair in Federal Way, WA is the best way to prevent your heat pump from breaking down completely. You can keep reading to learn more about common problems that we see in heat pumps and the signs of each one.

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How Maintenance Can Help Avoid Heat Pump Repair

Monday, June 12th, 2023
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If you have a heat pump system in your home, then you know how beneficial the unit is. You have all-in-one heating and cooling without having to have a separate heater and air conditioner in your home. You simply flip a switch and the system moves effortlessly between the two settings.

But you still need to keep up with maintenance on your heat pump in order for it to maintain that effortless level of functionality that you enjoy. If you need to schedule maintenance or heat pump repair in Federal Way, WA, our team is here to help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the ways that heat pump maintenance can help you avoid repairs in the future.

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What It Means When Your Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes

Monday, October 17th, 2022

technician-working-on-furnaceFall is in full swing and temperatures are enjoyable and cool. But with winter just around the corner, temperatures will soon be dropping even more. You need your heater or furnace to work right every day around the clock so that your home and family are comfortably warm. But it’s not uncommon for homeowners to switch their heat pump from cooling to heating only to find out that their heat pump won’t switch modes. 

What happens then? A broken heat pump is the last thing you want to deal with, but it’s a possibility. Remember that skipping regular heat pump maintenance can increase the chances that your heat pump won’t switch modes from cooling to heating – and it’s not too late to schedule maintenance for this season. If your heat pump won’t switch modes, give us a call for heat pump repair and our team can get your heat pump working again.

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Is Your Heat Pump Ready To Switch To Cooling Mode?

Monday, May 16th, 2022

sun-and-snowflake-animationIt’s been a long, cold winter, and while you may be ready for warmer temperatures, that doesn’t necessarily mean your heat pump is.

Many homeowners appreciate the fact that their heat pump has the ability to both heat and cool their home; however, what they may not realize is that this type of system isn’t always able to change modes so seamlessly. In fact, an inability to switch between heating and cooling mode is one of the more common troubles heat pumps can run into.

In this article, we’ll review some common causes of this malfunction, and what you can do to address it.

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How Is Your Furnace Heat Exchanger Holding Up?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Were you aware that the heat exchanger is the component that allows your furnace to function as a heater? Is yours in good shape? If you haven’t had maintenance done yet to prepare for fall and winter, then you are doing yourself a disservice.

A crack developing along the heat exchanger is a significant safety concern when it comes to a gas furnace. Should you discover you have this issue, you’ll want to call for immediate professional repairs. But why is it so important? Keep reading to learn more.

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Choosing the Right Heating System for Your Home

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

In most homes throughout the country, the HVAC system accounts for the majority of the household energy bills. In your house, you want to ensure that you have the most efficient and effective model possible while also keeping within a budget.

You can achieve this when you have our team on your side to help you select the best residential HVAC system. With winter on the way, we’ll focus on the heating system in this post. Keep reading to learn about what factors you should consider when choosing the right heating system for your home.

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Consider Installing a Heat Pump This Summer

Monday, April 4th, 2016

The weather is starting to heat up, which means that you’re soon going to be relying on your climate control system to keep cool on a daily basis. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, you should take a look at the benefits of heat pumps. Read on to find out more about heat pump systems, and the benefits that they offer.

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Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Heat

Monday, January 18th, 2016

It’s pretty unpleasant to turn on your heat pump expecting warmth and be instead greeted with a blast of cold air. Heat pumps are highly valued for their ability to switch between heating and cooling modes, but occasionally they can lose this ability. If your heat pump is stuck in cooling mode this winter, there could be a couple of different reasons why. Let’s take a look at those reasons now.

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Heat Pump Issues to Be Aware of This Winter

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Heat pumps have a lot of advantages over other traditional heating systems, thanks to their unique construction. However, they also have to deal with a lot of problems that other heating systems don’t, and for the same reason. If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you should be aware of these issues. Read on to find out more about common heat pump problems, and when to call for repairs.

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Keep an Eye Out for Heat Pump Ice This Winter

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you will probably notice ice forming on the outside unit at some point. Ice on the outside coil isn’t normally a problem, and is actually quite common. However, you should still keep an eye on it in case it starts to get out of control. Read on to find out more about heat pump ice and the effects it has on the system.

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