At Belle Air Services, our team of expert technicians is ready to help if you need heat pump repair in Ladera Heights, CA. If your heat pump gives out or you’re looking for a more energy-efficient unit, we also offer professional heat pump replacement.
"Belle Air is a quality company. Their service, installation and overall customer service is unsurpassed. I recommend them highly."
In the warm California climate, a heat pump will always be the least expensive option for heating your home. Choosing a heat pump will also save you lots of money since it can both heat and cool. The one drawback to heat pumps is that they sometimes have a slightly shorter life than other central HVAC units. New heat pumps can last for up to 15 years, but many units give out sooner. This is simply because heat pumps get much more use throughout the year compared to a furnace or traditional AC.
If your heat pump is nearing 15 years old, replacing it will provide some major benefits. A new heat pump will function more efficiently than your current unit and lower your energy bills. A new unit will likely also work more effectively since the performance of all HVAC units tends to decrease over time.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your heat pump, you need to have it professionally serviced and inspected twice a year. It’s also important that you schedule an inspection if your heat pump isn’t working properly or you notice any issues. A heat pump that doesn’t work effectively will have to run longer and work harder. This increases the wear on the unit and can lead to other problems, even shortening its life.
These are some of the signs to look for that can help you know if you need a heat pump repair service.
Unexpected spike in your electricity bill
Heating or cooling cycles under 10 minutes
Excessive noise or unusual sounds like humming, squealing, etc.
Inability to switch between cooling and heating mode
Heat pump running for much longer than usual
It’s also important that you pay attention and make sure your heat pump system never freezes up. It is normal for the heat pump itself to ice up when heating in temperatures under 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The only time this is an issue is if the heat pump doesn’t defrost and stays frozen for more than an hour or two. A bigger issue is if the evaporator coil in your home freezes, as this can lead to major damage if the system keeps running.
If you notice warm air blowing out of your vents when the system is cooling, you should immediately shut the system off. You’ll then need to wait a few hours for the coil to thaw. If it freezes again after you turn it back on, it’s definitely time to call for an inspection.
Ladera Heights Heat Pump Replacement
Belle Air Services is a Daikin Comfort Pro, and we offer an extensive range of quality heat pumps. When you choose us for your heat pump replacement, we’ll explain your options and help you find the best unit for your needs. Our certified technicians can repair and service any make or model.