Your heat pump works very hard to keep your Summerlin, Nevada, home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Like all machines, it needs occasional maintenance. Here are three key signs your unit needs to be repaired.

Unusual Noises

Heat pumps normally make some noise during operation, but any abnormal noises could be evidence of a mechanical or electrical issue. For example, a clicking noise could indicate a problem with one of the capacitors that transfer energy to the motors. Grinding noises could indicate that the motors are dirty or have lost lubrication, which can cause the motors to burn out. In either case, you need professional heat pump repair to prevent the damage from getting worse.

Freezing Up

Sometimes, ice forming on the evaporator coil is just a sign that the cooling cycle is running when the outdoor air is too cool, but in other cases, it’s a sign of a maintenance issue. When dirt accumulates on the coils and blocks airflow, cold air can build up inside the system, causing ice to form. Freezing up could also be a sign of a refrigerant leak, which requires immediate attention from a heat pump service professional who can seal the leak and recharge the system.

Short Cycling

While it’s normal for a heat pump to cycle on and off occasionally, if it’s cycling unusually quickly, that could be a sign of a maintenance problem such as an electrical issue. Short cycling also wastes electricity and may prevent the heat pump from heating or cooling your home to the desired temperature, so if you notice you’re just not getting effective climate control, it’s time to call a professional.

These are just a few signs that your heat pump might need repair. Your job is to keep an eye and ear out for signs of trouble and contact us right away if you need repairs. For more information, check out our heat pump services online or call Aloha Air Conditioning today.

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