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5 Signs You Need Heat Pump Repairs


A heat pump is the workhorse of a home. It pulls double duty to cool and heat your home year-round. Because it works so hard in the winter, spring, summer, and fall, it’s important to know the signs your heat pump in Colorado Springs needs repair.

Luckily, just like with any major mechanical system, your heat pump gives some noticeable signals when it’s in distress. This is especially true for a heat pump that hasn’t been serviced twice a year on a regular basis. If you notice any of these problems with your heat pump, give us a call to schedule a heat pump repair.

Excessive Noise

Running a heat pump shouldn’t be a noisy, bothersome experience. If you turn on your heat pump and it makes any of the following noises, it’s a strong indicator that your heat pump needs some help. 

  • Whistling noise or loud shrieking
  • Loud humming, rattling, or hissing sounds
  • Grinding or the sound of metal-on-metal
  • Repeated gurgling noises

Some of these noises may be due to a dirty air filter that simply needs to be changed. But if you do that and it’s still calling for help, call us for repairs. 

Higher Heating Bills

Have you noticed your heating bills seem higher than they were last year? Are you still running your heat pump at the same level you have in winter’s past? When the cause of high heating bills just doesn’t add up, it could be the heat pump that’s faulty and not your math. 

High utility bills are a good indicator that your heat pump is struggling. Instead of paying more every month, schedule service so our technicians can diagnose the problem and get your utility bills back to where they should be. 

Reduced Heating

These are easy problems to overlook because your heat pump is still producing heat. Some people compensate for a reduction in their heat pump’s efficiency by running their heat pump for longer at a lower temperature. So long as it’s providing some heat, they don’t think they have a problem.

Short Cycling

Short cycling occurs when the heat pump shuts off before it’s able to complete a heating cycle.  Short cycling is hard on the longevity of your heat pump and even harder on your wallet. Allowing your heat pump to continue to short cycle puts unnecessary wear and tear on the system.

Lack of Maintenance

Maintenance can be easy to forget, especially when you own a heat pump. Because heat pumps work practically all year round, they need maintenance twice as often, ideally in the spring and fall. 

If you haven’t scheduled maintenance in the past year for your heat pump, it’s likely that your system is now due for some repairs. Give us a call if your heat pump isn’t working at peak performance while keeping in mind that maintenance is the best way to prevent unnecessary repairs.

Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning serves Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Contact us today to schedule heat pump repair and service.

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