Before winter arrives in Cape May, NJ, you’ll want to get any necessary repairs for your heat pump out of the way. Fortunately, there are ways to know if your heat pump is malfunctioning or performing less efficiently, and here are some signs to look for.
1. Short Cycles
Your heat pump shouldn’t shut down before 10 or 15 minutes or cycle more than two to three times an hour. Short cycling wears a system down quickly and usually goes together with inconsistent indoor temperatures. Have a technician inspect your system because the cause could range from airflow blockage to a failing motor or broken fan.
2. Low Air Pressure
If the blower motor malfunctions, one natural result will be a drop in air pressure; you can check this by putting your hand to the supply vents. You may notice that those rooms furthest removed from the air handler remain cooler.
3. Loud Noises During Operation
Apart from some clicking at start-up, your heat pump shouldn’t make much noise. Rattling may point to a loose part. Grinding can hint at unlubricated bearings and hissing may signal a refrigerant leak. Note that with yearly professional maintenance, we can address the issues producing these sounds.
4. High Monthly Bill
If your system is doing nothing out of the ordinary, but your bill is spiking, this may indicate inefficient performance. Usually, such a spike would accompany clear signs of a malfunctioning system like short-cycling or abnormally long cycles.
We’re available 24/7 in case of emergencies and can service all heat pump makes and models. Our expert technicians have over 70 years of experience keeping customers comfortable year-round. Jenkins and Sons Plumbing & Heating is here to provide the right repair service for your heat pump in Cape May, NJ, so give us a call today for a convenient appointment.
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