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4 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

The best way to stay ahead of a heat pump right now is to identify the early signs that something is wrong. The only way to do that is to know which signs to look for. Something unusual may happen with the heat pump that leaves you wondering, was that OK, or is something wrong?

If you have any heat pump problems, including a heat pump that won’t turn on in heat mode, our team can help. Keep reading to learn more about common signs that your heat pump is having problems staying on so you can stay ahead of potential problems. 

It Won’t Turn On

If your heat pump won’t turn on at all, that’s a big red flag. But it’s usually a much simpler problem than you would imagine. Your heat pump has a reversing valve that allows it to switch between heating and cooling modes. This component can wear down as years pass by until it gets stuck in a single mode. As a result, when you change your thermostat settings, nothing happens.

If your heat pump is stuck in cooling mode, it cannot produce heat for your home and vice versa. It can seem like your heater is completely broken, but really the reversing valve needs to be changed out. The good news is, it’s an easy fix. And if that’s not the problem then our team can troubleshoot to determine what is wrong and fix it. 

There’s No Heat

Other times your heat pump may turn on, but not produce heat. If the air coming from your vents is lukewarm or cool, try adjusting your thermostat settings by increasing the temperature. If that doesn’t work, check the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, change it out to improve airflow going into the heat pump system. If neither of these things works, give our team a call. We can help you figure it out and provide a solution. 

It Stays On

If your heat pump turns on and stays on without turning off in between cycles, that’s bad news. Your heat pump is not designed to operate around the clock. If you know this is happening and allow it to continue, the heat pump may break down. Either the thermostat or some of the heat pump wiring is faulty. 

If your thermostat is miscalibrated, it may not signal for your heat pump to turn off correctly. And if your thermostat isn’t the cause of the problem, incorrect wiring may be. Either way, we can get it fixed. We can recalibrate your thermostat or replace the thermostat completely. We can also secure or adjust wiring.

You Hear Unusual Sounds

Loud or abnormal sounds are never a good sign. You may hear a sound one time or you may hear a persistent, repetitive sound that continues on for longer. Either way, it’s a problem. Something is wrong with your heat pump and you need to get it checked out. Usually, a component is either loose, broken, or malfunctioning. 

Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted resource for Chicagoland area home services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for heat pump service!

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