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17 Feb

Something is wrong with my heat pump, what now?

You have made the investment and purchased a heat pump, but now, it is experiencing problems and needs to be repaired.

Before you attempt to repair or perform maintenance on your heat pump, contact Plumbers 911 to discuss taking the appropriate steps.

As with any piece of mechanical equipment, things malfunction.

The first and perhaps best advice we can offer is to check your breaker box. Since the device runs on electricity, look to see if a breaker tripped. If it has tripped, it could be the root cause of the problems your device may be experiencing.

One other common problem is a clogged or dirty filter. These filters can be purchased at most home improvement stores and a homeowner can easily switch them out.

Here are a few signs your heat pump needs to be repaired by a trained, licensed and bonded professional:

  • A loud noise is coming from your heat pump, which could indicate a problem with the internal motor.
  • The heat pump is going through the cycles more quickly than normal. First, check to see if the pump filter is clogged or dirty. If so, replace it. If the filter is clean, then frequent cycles could indicate an issue with the unit’s thermostat or circuit board.
  • An increase in utility bills likely means the heat pump is not working at its full potential. If you have an older heat pump, a professional technician may need to replace worn out parts or install a new heat pump.
  • A burning smell is coming out of the unit. This indicates a problem with the pump’s electrical wires. If this occurs, turn off your heat pump immediately and call a professional to fix this dangerous problem.

No matter what the problem is, Plumbers 911 can refer you to a local contractor, who can assess the situation and provide you with a list of options to help you get your heat pump back up and running in the case of an emergency.

Contact Plumbers 911 to be referred to a reliable local plumbing contractor, who can help with any heat pump issue. If you need emergency heat pump repair or maintenance, contact Plumbers 911.

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