Servicing Heat Pumps in Conklin, NY

Your heat pump is one of the most important components in your home. It is one of those things that you hope never break down. But, it might, and when that happens, you are going to have to have a reliable company on call to fix the problem quickly.


One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning has a long-standing tradition of helping Conklin, NY residents. No matter what happens issues you are having with your HVAC system, including your heat pump, we can fix it. If you are having issues with your heat pump, here are some common issues, and how we can help. 


What Are Heat Pumps?

A heat pump is a pretty complicated device, but it serves a fairly simple purpose: it distributes heat around your home. It can also cool your home. Most homes have one of two types of heat pumps, air-source heat pumps, and ground-source (geothermal) heat pumps. Air-source heat pumps work by pulling in heat from outside. A geothermal heat pump, on the other hand, makes the already existing air inside your home cool when it’s hot outside and brings warm air from the ground indoors during the winter.


Now that we have covered what heat pumps are and some of the most common heat pumps in American homes, let’s take a look at some of the most common problems with heat pumps American homeowners face on a daily basis. These problems, along with other more complicated ones are all serviceable by One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning of Conklin. 


Winter Icing

Most heat pumps have outside units. In areas that get more snow, homeowners may notice a buildup of snow on their units. A little snow is OK, and frankly unavoidable. However, some units will get a heavy buildup of ice on top of the unit or the coils are covered with ice. Problems arise when the unit’s defrost mode cannot melt the ice and the unit turns off.


If you think that ice buildup is what’s causing your unit to malfunction, you need to act quickly. If you do not, your unit may suffer permanent damage. Damage caused by ice can include the fan blades and fins breaking, both of which can cause the compressor to fail over time. At that point, you have to replace your whole unit.


Summer Icing

This may seem like an odd problem, but it actually happens quite often. Have you noticed your heat pump icing up even when it is hot outside? As you can imagine, this should absolutely never occur. If you have noticed your inside unit icing up during the summer, it’s a sure sign that your heat pump is experiencing issues. Most likely, there has been a malfunction in the system, like a clogged filter, a leak or dirty coils.


Wrong Air Temperature

This is a common problem. Before calling anyone, first, make sure that your unit’s air-conditioning mode is switched off. Some units will blow cold air even in heat mode if the air-conditioning mode is still on.


The most common cause of this issue is actually valve problems. Your heat pump could also have a refrigerant charge or compressor issue. One thing is certain, it needs to have a thorough cleaning as soon as possible.


We Can Help

Whatever problems you may be facing with your heat pump, call One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning today. We provide preventative maintenance, repairs, and can replace your heat pump if needed. Our friendly representatives are standing by and can help you in a moment’s notice.


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