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Does Your Heat Pump Need Expert Attention?

If you’ve checked out our blog before now, you’ve probably noticed that we don’t encourage people to attempt DIY maintenance or repairs on their home comfort systems. This is for good reason: without the right tools and training, you will put yourself and your system at risk!

And, yes, this applies to a heat pump.

While we encourage everyone to learn how to check and change their system filter, we advise you leave any other heat pump services in Coeur d’Alene, ID to experts like us. Not sure if you need to reach out to us? Here are some examples of issues we can help to address in your heat pump mini split. Let’s work together to make sure that your heat pump sees you through the summer and is ready to take on the fall season.

When to Reach Out for Heat Pump Services

If your heat pump requires expert service, you can reach out to us to get the job done. Here are some of the many issues we can address.

Address a dirty evaporator coil

Your heat pump’s indoor air handler holds an evaporator coil to absorb heat from the air pulled out of your house. However, when your evaporator coil becomes too dirty, it will hinder that heat transfer. Regular filter changes can help to reduce the severity of this build-up, but it is worthwhile to have a professional clean the coil at least once a year (usually done during a tune-up).

Fix a broken or loose component

Have you noticed that your air conditioner is getting noisier than usual? Rattling, clanging, or buzzing may all be indicators of loose or broken parts. This is something you should address ASAP. Parts that are left loose to bounce around in the heat pump can create additional damage, increasing the chances that you’ll need larger repairs. You can count on one of our technicians to tighten loose parts and fix broken ones.

Detect and fix a refrigerant leak

Refrigerant is vital to the proper function of your heat pump, all year long. Finding a refrigerant leak now protects you throughout summer and winter as well. If you notice that your heat pump is short cycling, unable to cool the air properly, or hissing during operation, it may mean that you have a refrigerant leak. This is something that you should absolutely reach out to a professional technician to address.

Make Things Easy With Maintenance

We know it can be hard to figure out if and when your heat pump has a bigger problem it is battling against. This is why we strongly encourage maintenance services and regular checks. With a maintenance service from our experts, you can rest easy knowing that your system will be thoroughly examined for any problems, and we will alert you to any repair needs that must be addressed.

Our advice? Get your heat pump maintenance appointment scheduled soon. The earlier you set up your appointment, the easier it will be to choose your ideal day and time.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Contact our team today to schedule your heat pump services.

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