Touchstone Heating & Air Inc Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Repair’

Heat Pump Not Switching to Cooling Mode?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

sun-and-snowflake-badgeThis is the time of the year when you’ll probably appreciate having a heat pump to take care of both your warm and cool weather comfort needs. As the weather swings back and forth during spring, you can simply switch your heat pump between its two different modes—heating and cooling—with only a single adjustment on the thermostat. No reason to think about having to shut down a heater for the year, and your thermostat programming doesn’t have to change much.

But what if the heat pump won’t turn over into cooling mode? This is one of the more common troubles a heat pump can run into, and it’s also one our technicians are familiar with fixing so the heat pump can go back to work.

We’ll take a brief look at what might be going on with a heat pump stuck in one mode.

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Why is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Heat pumps are popular primarily for their ability to switch between heating and air conditioning functions. If the heat pump becomes stuck in one mode, though, it can quickly start to seem like more of a hindrance. If your heat pump can’t seem to switch into heating mode, read on to find out why.

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Watch Out for These Heat Pump Problems

Monday, November 7th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to stay warm this winter, you should be careful of any problems that may show up. Demand on the system is much higher during this time than in fall or spring, and that means that the heat pump is more likely to need repairs. Read on to find out more about some of the common problems that might afflict the heat pump.

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Is Heat Pump Ice a Bad Thing?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

As you use your heat pump to keep cool this summer, you may notice ice forming on the inside part of the system. If you see this, do not ignore it. Heat pump ice may seem like an indication that the system is cooling your home properly, but it isn’t. In fact, heat pump ice is an indication that the system is experiencing a serious problem that needs to be corrected. Let’s take a look at why heat pump ice happens, and what it can do to your system.

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Why Your Heat Pump is Icing Over

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Is your heat pump icing over? If so, you’re in trouble. Heat pump ice is a serious problem that can cause multiple malfunctions, output drops, and even full system breakdowns. Let’s take a look at what causes heat pump ice to form in the first place, and the damage it can cause if it isn’t removed.

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Why Your Heat Pump Output Isn’t Cooling Properly

Monday, June 6th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to keep cool this summer, you’ll want to make sure that you keep an eye out for any problems that might crop up. One of the most frustrating problems with any heat pump system is not getting enough cool air while it’s operating. If your heat pump isn’t doing enough to keep you cool this summer, read on to find out why.

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Why is My Heat Pump Not Heating?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Heat pumps are very popular for their ability to switch between heating and cooling modes. That, and their energy efficiency, are the main reasons that people tend to install them. However, having that ability also means that there are more ways for the heat pump to develop problems. If your heat pump is not heating properly this winter, there could be a couple different reasons why. Let’s take a look at the possible problems that could cause your heating system to act this way.

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Watch for These Heat Pump Problems

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Normally, a climate control system is most likely to develop problems when it is under high stress. Operating for multiple hours on a daily basis qualifies as high stress. For a heat pump, the two seasons where it sees the most stress are winter and summer. If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you should know the signs that it is starting to develop problems. The faster you can recognize problems with your heat pump, the faster you can get it repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your heat pump needs repairs.

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Why Ice is Forming on Your Heat Pump

Monday, November 30th, 2015

If you’re using a heat pump to stay warm this winter, you may start to notice ice forming on the outside part of your system. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your system is in trouble. In fact, it’s pretty much bound to happen if you start up your heat pump on especially cold days. Ice on your heat pump can become a problem under certain circumstances. Read on to find out where heat pump ice comes from, and how to deal with it.

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3 Common Heat Pump Repair Needs

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Heat pumps are very energy efficient and have a long life span – usually 15-20 years when they are well-maintained – but they will still require repair at some point during your ownership. While many parts of a heat pump are similar to the outdoor unit of a traditional air conditioning system, there are some heat pumps repairs in Jacksonville that are different from traditional systems. It is important to hire professionals who have experience repairing heat pumps, which is why you want to call a company like Touchstone Heating and Air, Inc., for all your heat pump repair needs.

Common Heat Pump Repairs

Following are three common heat pump repairs our technicians see frequently:

  • Issues with the reversing valve – heat pumps can heat and cool because they are equipped with a valve, known as a reversing valve, which allows you to switch between heating and cooling. This valve can become stuck in 3 different positions: heating, cooling, or in between. In certain instances, the valve can be repaired, but sometimes replacement of the valve is required.
  • Low and high pressure – among the major causes for heat pump problems with low head pressure are defective compressor and evaporator issues. When it comes to high head pressure, it is usually due to contaminated condenser and overfeeding of refrigerant in the unit.
  • Refrigerant leaks – refrigerant leaks affect how the cooling and heating process in your system works. Leaks can occur anywhere in the system, and can be difficult to locate. In addition, a person needs to be certified to handle refrigerant, so it’s important to call a professional to handle any issues you may experience with refrigerant.

Heat pumps are great options for homeowners, especially those looking for a single device to provide both heating and cooling. Because heat pumps run year-round, it is important to have reliable, qualified help when problems occur.

Take care of your heat pump repairs in Jacksonville, FL with a company you can trust: Touchstone Heating and Air, Inc. Call us today.

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