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

Several Common Repairs Your Heat Pump May Need

Monday, January 9th, 2023

It’s always heat pump season. That’s one of the amazing things about these systems: they provide comfort for both hot and cold weather. Right now, with colder winter weather than we’re used to in Florida, you’ll rely on your heat pump to deliver warm air to your house and family.

But what if it doesn’t? Although heat pumps are built to rigorous standards, they can still malfunction like any other complicated electronic device. Even with the best maintenance—which can eliminate more than 50% of repair needs—you still may need to call our technicians for heat pump repair in Lake City, FL at some point.

With that in mind, let’s look at some of the more common repair needs that can crop up for a heat pump.

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Why Is Your Heat Pump Not Doing the “Heating” Part of Its Job?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

We love heat pumps here in Florida. They work as powerful air conditioning systems that can keep back the worst of the summer heat. When the few cold days of winter arrive, heat pumps can then shift with little effort into working as energy-efficient heating systems. Compared to using an electric furnace for the short winters, a heat pump is a great way to save on heating costs.

But if you’re reading this post, it’s probably because your home’s heat pump is supposed to be warming your house, and … it isn’t. You may need to call us for heat pump/AC repair in Macclenny, FL (heat pumps work essentially like air conditioners) from our expert technicians to get your heat pump to do both parts of its job. Or there may be a simple explanation. We’ll look into the possibilities below.

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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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