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How Do You Know If Your Heat Pump is Going Bad

A heat pump is essential to maintaining homeostasis in your home or business. Without a properly functioning heat pump, you won’t be able to adjust your thermostat, but how do you know it’s your heat pump that is malfunctioning? At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve repaired more than our fair share of heat pumps over the years, and wanted to talk about how you can know your heat pump is going bad.

Noticed Any Increases in Your Energy Bill?

If you’ve noticed an increase in your energy bill recently, without an increase in usage, a malfunctioning heat pump could be the culprit. If your heat pump is clogged, or isn’t functioning properly, it will have to work harder to try and keep up with the demands of your home/business. An increase in an energy bill doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s something wrong with your heat pump, but it is likely.

Poor Airflow from Your Vents?

Have you been having problems with the airflow coming from your heating ducts?  If so, the vents themselves may be dirty and need to be cleaned, but it could also be an issue with your heat pump. Dirty air filters or dirty coils on your heat pump system could result in a low airflow. If the unit outside is blocked by debris, or the blower motor may be slowing down. To alleviate the issue of poor airflow, you should have your HVAC system, including your heat pump, inspected by a professional Maryland HVAC specialist.

Are You Smelling Foul Odors Coming Out of Your Vents?

If you start smelling odd stenches coming from your vents, this should be an immediate cause for concern. Musty smells indicate that you have mold forming somewhere in the system, while rotting smells could mean that you have a dead animal somewhere. If you ever smell any kind of burning smell, you need to have your system looked at ASAP. Burning smells typically indicate electrical problems, which could lead to your heat pump becoming a fire hazard.

Just Not Getting Enough Heat?

Do you find yourself constantly having to raise the thermostat? If your system isn’t putting out heat enough, or quickly enough, there’s something wrong with your heat pump. It may be as simple as replacing a single part, or your system may have run its course. Either way, an experienced HVAC company will be able to help you out.

Have Your Heat Pump Serviced by a Professional Maryland Plumber

Have you been having issues with the thermostat in your Maryland home or business? Not sure if it’s an issue with the heat pump or not? At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we employ a team of experienced HVAC specialists, each member of which is capable of handling all of your heat pump repair/installation services. To learn more about all of the HVAC services we offer at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, you can give us a call at (866-531-1456), or you can send us a comment online.

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