Heat Pump Repair

How to Identify When Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Early detection is crucial in limiting the damage when heat pump problems arise. Get familiar with some signs below and reach out to Rusk if your home is experiencing any of these issues:

Rising Heating and Cooling Costs

High heating and cooling costs indicate that your system’s efficiency has dropped. Heat pumps are typically incredibly efficient systems so, when working properly, you’ll typically have low energy costs. When issues are present, however, one of the first signs you’ll likely notice are high energy costs.

Your Home Isn’t Reaching the Temperature on Your Thermostat

Before calling for service, make sure your thermostat is set to the correct mode first, as heat pumps provide both heating and cooling. If it is and your home still struggles to reach the set temperature, there may be an issue with your system.

You’re Hearing Strange Noises

Banging, rattling, and buzzing noises aren’t normal. These sounds will often indicate loose parts or connections. Turn your system off right away to prevent connections from breaking entirely and causing further damage within your unit.

The System Won’t Turn On

The most serious sign of heat pump issues is when the system refuses to turn on altogether. When this happens, you’ll be left without heating or AC until the issue is fixed. Contact Rusk quickly to restore your system and get your home’s air flowing once again. We’ll let you know if we think your heat pump can be repaired or if its better to replace it.

How to Properly Care for Your Heat Pump System

All HVAC systems should receive a tune-up on a regular basis. Since heat pumps run all year to provide both heat and AC, they need semi-annual maintenance. Ideally, this should be performed once in the spring before the cooling season starts, and again in the fall before the heating season.

During maintenance, your HVAC technician will inspect your system for signs of wear, provide you with any necessary repairs, clean your system, lubricate any moving parts, and restore the system to peak efficiency. Keeping up with HVAC tune-ups can provide benefits, including low energy bills and preventing many future issues.

Contact Rusk Heating & Cooling for Heat Pump Repairs in Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati Area

At Rusk Heating & Cooling, your comfort and safety are our top priorities. More often than not, your home’s comfort is dependent on the condition of your HVAC system. If it’s struggling to keep up with your temperature demands, you’ll likely experience comfort and even safety issues.

Prevent issues from ever occurring by providing your heat pump with semi-annual maintenance. Doing so will fix any present minor issues and keep your system running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

With over 150 years of HVAC experience in the area, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with excellent services. If any of our services don’t meet your expectations, we’ll do everything in our power to make it right. Contact Rusk Heating & Cooling today to schedule your heat pump tune-up in Northern Kentucky or the Greater Cincinnati area.