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5 Signs That Your Heat Pump is Struggling to Operate

With summer officially in full swing, you may be noticing some signs that indicate your heat pump is not working at its best. Some of these signs may be easy to ignore if you think they will go away on their own or improve.

But most of the time that doesn’t happen, and you have to schedule an appointment for professional heat pump repair in Puyallup, WA. Keep reading to learn more about five signs that can point to heat pump problems. Noticing one of them is concerning enough, but the more signs that your heat pump exhibits, the more likely it is that something serious is wrong.

Difficulty Starting

It’s a pretty major problem if your heat pump is trying to turn on for a cycle without succeeding. This can be more difficult to identify when the weather is milder. Your home may maintain a consistent temperature even without effective heat pump operation. But as temperatures warm up, it’s easier to notice the difference. 

Your heat pump may click persistently as it attempts to cycle on for cooling without success. This can point to a problem with the reversing valve or the thermostat, among other things. Our team can troubleshoot and figure out what the issue is to get it fixed.

High Energy Costs

If you notice that your energy usage is creeping up, your heat pump might be the reason. Of all the different appliances and technology around your home, your heat pump is easily one of the larger systems. Unexplained increases in energy use can point back to heat pump issues. Even if it seems like your heat pump is working fine, it’s a good idea to get the system checked out.

Lack of Cooling

You may also notice that your heat pump blows air that is not specifically cool. When your heat pump is set to cooling mode, it should always blow out cool or cold air with a low enough temperature to mix in with warmer air and make your home feel cooler. If this isn’t happening because of lukewarm air, there could be an issue with the refrigerant lines inside your heat pump.

Lack of Airflow

Alternatively, you may not feel any airflow at all. In this case, you may have a different problem such as holes in your ductwork or a broken blower motor. It’s also possible that your air filter is full and blocking airflow into the system that’s impacting the airflow out of the system as well.

Loud Noises

Your heat pump should never make any loud noises. After having your heat pump installed for a while, you should be pretty familiar with what sounds are normal during operation. None of them should be loud or alarming. In fact, airflow through the system along with occasional clicking as cycles begin and end are some of the only sounds, you should hear. 

Anything else should be considered a red flag that something inside of the system is going wrong. If you give our team a call and describe the sounds that you’re hearing, we may be able to give you an idea of what might be going wrong. Either way, we can visit your home and troubleshoot to come up with a solution.

Contact Sound Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. today to schedule an appointment for heat pump service! We take your comfort as seriously as you do.

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