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Heat Pump Repair in Naples

When it comes to heating and cooling systems, your heat pump works hard to keep your space at the right temperature.

Unlike air conditioners, the outdoor unit on heat pumps doesn’t get time off when the temperatures cool down in Naples. There’s no indoor furnace unit to take on the task.

Instead, your heat pump functions all year to keep your home comfortable in the winter and cool in the summer. That perpetual effort can result in the need for repairs.

If that time does arrive, Speedy Air Conditioning is happy to help. We can work on any heat pump—no matter the model or brand. We work hard to make your home the right temperature again as soon as possible.

Customer satisfaction, efficiency and safety are our top interests. We’re happy to demonstrate when you trust us with your home comfort.

Causes of Heat Pump Damage

There are quite a few things that can cause issues for your heat pump. Here are some of the most experienced issues:

  • Shortage of maintenance. Like you, your heat pump needs to be taken care of to stay in good shape. You have a regular checkup. Your heat pump has seasonal maintenance. You should call in an HVAC expert twice a year to help your system stay on track. Without maintenance, you’re putting your system at risk for a breakdown.
  • Clogged filters. One of the easiest ways to keep your heat pump on track is to periodically check and replace your air filter. If you ignore it, your system has to work harder to keep your family comfortable. Working overtime like that can cause damage, and later, a repair.
  • Component failure. Your heat pump is made of a number of parts—both moving and stationary. They’re all critical to heating and cooling your home efficiently. When one stops working, it can make it difficult—or impossible—for your system to function without a repair.
  • Thermostat problems. Your thermostat is a delicate instrument. Any issue with it could make your family less comfortable.

Signals Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Mended

Now that you have heard some of the root causes of heat pump damage, it might be helpful to hear how those concerns make themselves known. Here are some common signs something is wrong with your heat pump:

  • Your outdoor unit is covered in ice. During the frigid days of winter, it’s possible that your outdoor unit will have some ice buildup. When this develops, your unit should shift into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your whole unit is covered in ice and won’t defrost, you have a concern that needs professional service.
  • Your system is short cycling. By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump kicks on and stops before it’s had time to bring your home to your desired temperature. This is a sign that your heat pump is incorrectly sized for your home. And if it isn’t taken care of, it could wear your heat pump down.
  • Your energy bills are increasing. Your heat pump is one of the most efficient HVAC solutions available—especially if you maintain it well. If you’re doing everything you can to take care of it and are still seeing your energy costs increase, it’s time to call ina professional.
  • Your heat pump is getting noisy. Your heat pump isn’t going to be absolutely silent, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably noisy. If you’re hearing new sounds from your unit—especially any that sound out of place—you may want to have a professional look it over.
  • Your heating or cooling seems weaker. Lower home comfort is perhaps the most obvious—and annoying—sign you may need a repair. If you’ve tried changing your setting and nothing seems to work, Speedy Air Conditioning can help.

Repair or Replace: How to Choose

When your heat pump stops working, it seems only natural to call for a repair. But sometimes, a repair isn’t worth the investment. In those times, a replacement is a better choice. Here are some factors that can help you choose if a repair is a better option:

  • Your heat pump is younger than 10 years old. If your heat pump is still fairly young, a repair likely makes sense. It still has a lot of life left in it. However, if your heat pump is up there in years, a replacement might make more financial sense.
  • You haven’t repaired your heat pump many times. If a repair on your system is a relatively rare occurrence, you may want to continue with the repair. If you feel like you’ve been repairing your unit pretty often, it might be time to contemplate a replacement.
  • Your needed repair is small. If a technician can take care of your issue fast and the price is relatively low, a repair is probably your best choice. But if your repair will set you back quite a bit—like replacing your heat pump’s compressor—it’s likely better to place that money into a new heat pump that will serve you for a lot longer.

A Speedy Air Conditioning technician can walk you through all your alternatives and help you decide if repair or replacement makes more sense for your system. No matter what you need, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 239-244-3439 or make an appointment with us online.

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