A heat pump is a worthy investment as it helps warm your Lewes, DE, home when it’s cold and cools it when it’s hot. However, due to its dual capability, your heat pump can undergo wear and tear throughout the year, causing it to break down. Below are some indicators that tell when your pump is about to fail.

Escalating Energy Bills

Heat pumps and air conditioners generally use a lot of power to run. Nevertheless, when you notice a sudden change in the electricity bills even when the power usage is the same, take a good look at your heat pump.

The skyrocketing bills can result from dirty filters, which you can take care of by replacing the filters to improve efficacy and airflow. If the problem persists, contact a professional as the problem may be due to a low refrigerant charge, which reduces the unit’s efficiency.

Strange Noises

Heat pumps make some noises when operating in your home. However, if yours starts to make screeching, flapping and rattling noises that you’ve never heard before, you might need to contact a professional to come and inspect it.

Rattling and flapping can result from loose fan belts, and the screeching sound can originate from a poorly lubricated fan motor. When you hear such noises, call a professional before the problem escalates.

No Heat in Your Home

If the pump operates at full swing with constant airflow and no change in temperature, it could have damage and need an inspection. The problem can result from the fan motor, the fan or even the thermostat.

It’s also likely that your pump’s PCB assembly or control board isn’t working. When you notice such changes, contact a trusted service technician to protect your heat pump from breaking down completely.

If you want to learn more about the signs that your heat pump is failing, contact Alltemp Air today. Our qualified service technicians will help identify the problem and develop a solution to get your home comfortable and cozy again.

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