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Does My Heat Pump Need a Tune-Up?

heat-pump-being-adjusted-by-technicianYou rely on your heat pump year-round but more often than not you use it to keep your home cool and comfortable for the many warm days that we enjoy here in West Palm Beach. Those convenient air handlers help you to save money and manage the temperature inside your house without taking up too much space.

At the end of the day, you really should appreciate all the hard work your heat pump does because without it you would be sweating your days away in discomfort. And it even helps keep you warm when the air outside gets a little cooler than normal.

Because your heat pump helps keep you comfortable it is worth it to ensure that this system stays in good working order. The question is, how do you know when it is time for a tune-up?

Yearly maintenance, or tune-ups, are always a good idea for your heat pump. However, we understand that many people don’t want to schedule service if they don’t need it. So here are a few ways to tell that your heat pump needs a little TLC.

Noises

Rattling, groaning, hissing or other noises that are beyond the quiet whoosh of air exiting the air handler are a sign that something in your system is amiss. This could be a dirty filter or a loose part. Whatever it is, the sooner it is taken care of, the better.

Smells

You might be smelling burning oil because of a broken belt in your system. You could also pick up on the scent of mold being blown out of your heat pump. Neither of these are good smells and they should both be addressed ASAP.

Airflow Level

If you notice that your heat pump is blowing out air but seems to be doing so with half of its usual power, it may mean you have an issue with the motor or you have a filter that needs cleaning.

Age

Is your heat pump getting on in years? The older a system is, the more important tune-ups are because they help it run more efficiently than it would otherwise. Plus, it has a better chance of making it a full 15 years without needing to be replaced.

No Recent Maintenance

Like we said, annual maintenance is pretty important if you want to avoid shelling out money on heat pump repairs that you would rather spend on a long weekend over the holiday season. If you have been using your system all season, your best option is to schedule a tune-up by a professional.

 

We hope that all this information has given you a reason to schedule that yearly tune-up for your dependable heat pump system. If you need something more than maintenance, we are thankfully able to offer West Palm Beach, Fl air conditioning repair as well as the option for a yearly check-up.

When you work with the professionals at Envirotech Air Quality Services you can rest assured that your system will be kept in great working order. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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