Heat Pump Repair
Heat Pump Repair in San Antonio
Contrary to popular belief, sometimes it does get cold in San Antonio! And when it does, you want a reliable heat pump to keep your home nice and comfortable. Heat pumps are both a heating and cooling system, so they’ll keep your home cool in the summer, too! However, sometimes things don’t always go right with your heat pump, and it may need a tune-up or repair down the line. Luckily, Damiani’s Comfort Design is here to help you with every aspect of your heat pump repairs! Our professional team knows how to spot the signs that you need a repair, develop a plan to fix it, and then make sure your heat pump is up and running like normal! We work with heat pumps all around San Antonio and look forward to working with you soon!
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Signs You May Need Heat Pump Repair in San Antonio
If there’s one thing that’s for sure, it’s that your heat pump is going to let you know when it needs some repairs! Be on the lookout for signs such as:
- Your heat pump won’t operate. If your heat pump has just gone kaput and won’t function, something’s definitely up. Call the repairman, stat!
- Your pump cycles frequently. Hearing your system click on and off more often than normal? That probably means it’s having trouble keeping up with maintaining your home’s temperature.
- Your energy bills have increased. Did your jaw drop when you opened your most recent energy bill? This is because your heat pump is most likely working overtime to try to operate like normal. Better get it checked out!
- The mode is jammed. Your heat pump both heats and cools your home all year round. However, if you can’t shift your heat pump between modes, that’s a problem!
- Your heat pump is making weird noises. Do you hear clanking? Chugging? Whining? Think it’s coming from your heat pump? These sounds mean there’s probably a loose or broken part in your heat pump, which needs to be fixed right away!
Professional Heat Pump Repair in San Antonio
Damiani’s Comfort Design is dedicated to providing excellent heat pump repair service throughout the San Antonio area. We believe that if we can service your heat pump correctly today, we’ll have a happy and successful maintenance relationship for much, much longer. We want to help educate each customer on what we do and how we fix their systems and ultimately let them play a role in making decisions about their home comfort system. No matter what, Damiani’s wants to start working with you today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can heat pumps be repaired?
Same as your air conditioner or furnace, your heat pump can be repaired if it has a problem. The technology involved may be slightly different, but it’s not an inoperable black box; it’s more akin to your air conditioner or refrigerator than anything else in your home, using similar technologies to move heat around. Of course, like any complex appliance in your home, sometimes the problem can be so extensive that repairs don’t make sense, and a replacement will be necessary.
Why is my heat pump not cooling?
There are a few reasons your heat pump might fail to cool your home. The reversing valve, which changes the way the refrigerant flows through your system, might be stuck, which would result in your heat pump staying on “heat,” regardless of your settings. The refrigerant levels might be too low to carry heat around the system effectively, meaning it can’t produce cold air to blow. Or the blowers and fans that move air around to cool you may have failed, meaning there’s cold air to be had — but you’re not going to get to feel it.
Should I turn my heat pump off in extreme cold?
As temperatures drop below 40 degrees or so, a heat pump begins to lose efficiency. It actually takes until 30 degrees or so for it to become less efficient than a furnace, becoming increasingly inefficient past that point. In extremely cold weather, you may struggle to get much warmth at all from your heat pump. While it will work, for the most part, it will be less efficient. If you have a system with a furnace or boiler in place alongside your heat pump, you can certainly switch over to your alternative heat source once temperatures drop below freezing, but you don’t have to if you don’t mind the loss of efficiency and prefer the way your heat pump’s heat feels or the control of a mini-split system.