Heat pumps, while known for being more eco-friendly than systems with gas furnaces, are also more complex and can need repair more often than standard air conditioners. They use the refrigerant cycle more often, as they pull heat from the air outside and transfer it to the indoor coil in the winter. A standard air conditioner only operates the refrigerant cycle while cooling. Heat pumps have to reverse the cycle to heat. Keeping these units in top running order with routine maintenance is important in winter as well as in summer.
Compared to electric strip or gas heaters, heat pumps typically take longer to heat a space. This in itself is not a sign you need a repair. However, if you notice any of the following issues with your heat pump, we recommend a system checkup:
During a heat pump repair call, we will check the following:
Once we have determined the cause of your issue, we will provide our repair recommendation. Our technicians drive fully stocked trucks, so with your approval, they can typically perform the necessary repair right away. Then, Efficient will stand behind it with a one-year warranty on parts and labor. If it is worth considering a heat pump replacement based on the age of your system and the level of repair required, we can help you weigh your options.
Efficient provides AC, heating, electrical and plumbing services to Austin and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 512-501-2275, or fill out our contact form to schedule. We are available 24/7 for emergency repairs.