The Maynard Man knows that when you live someplace like Nashville, you need reliable cooling, and heating, depending on the time of year! This is why so many of our customers choose a heat pump for their home comfort needs.
But say that you wake up one day and something is amiss. You know you set the thermostat to a certain temperature the night before, but it’s definitely not that temperature in your home right now. Or perhaps you hear a really eerie sound coming from the direction of your vents. Whatever symptoms you’re witnessing, it may mean that something is wrong with your heat pump!
Now, heat pumps suffer from wear and tear just like any other appliance. And you can fend off the worst, most urgent repair needs with routine maintenance. But even with diligent maintenance, you should know the signs that your heat pump needs help so you can give The Maynard Man a call right away. Read on to learn what these signs are.
Heat pumps are known for running relatively quietly. Sure, you’re going to hear the air rushing through the vents, the motors starting up, and maybe even a gentle rattle of the ductwork as the temperature fluctuates.
But what you shouldn’t hear is anything outside of these normal operational noises. This might include hissing, clanging, banging, heavy rattling, or screeching.
If you haven’t had your heat pump cleaned recently, you might notice a slightly acrid odor coming from the ductwork and your vents. This is relatively normal if you’ve switched it over to heating mode for the first time for the season. This smell should go away after a day or two.
If you smell burning when your heat pump is in cooling mode, or when you’ve been using it in heating mode for longer than a day, it’s time to call The Maynard Man. You may have smoldering electrical components that need addressing.
Unless you have a ductless heat pump and you specifically set one or more of the air handlers to stay off while the others run, uneven temperatures can be the sign that something is amiss.
It may be breached ductwork allowing conditioned air to escape, or it can be a refrigerant problem. Whatever the cause, it’s time to give the pros a call.