Having your heat go out in the dead of winter is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. It can leave you scrambling to find another way to heat your home while waiting for emergency repair service.
With routine maintenance, the average lifespan of a heat pump is roughly 15 years. When your heating system approaches this milestone, it’s time to start shopping for a new one.
Fortunately, there are usually a few things you will notice before your heat pump stops working altogether. If your heating system exhibits any of the following warning signs, it might be time have it repaired or replaced.
Blowing air that is too hot or cold
One of the most common problems with an older unit is that it can’t heat or cool as it did before. It still produces conditioned air, but it isn’t the right temperature. Occasionally, you may experience cooler air on a warm setting, but if your system stops producing warmer air, you need to find out the reason why.
The same holds true for your cooling needs. If your unit isn’t blowing cool air, recharging of refrigerant may solve the problem. However, if your system is set on heat and is blowing cold air, it may be indicative of a more serious problem.
Strange Noises or Smells
When a heat pump is fully functional, it’s almost silent. Minor noise changes may indicate the need it’s time for seasonal maintenance. However, if you hear grinding, rattling, screeching or buzzing sounds, this could indicate system malfunction.
Frequency of Repairs
Regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance warns of potential problems and keeps your system working like new. However, if you find yourself calling your technician more frequently than not, you may want to consider new heat pump installation.
Seasonal maintenance is the best way to keep your heating and air conditioning unit working efficiently. If you’d like to learn more various heating systems available in League, Texas, contact us today at (281) 338-2653.