Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Repair’

Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Switching Modes Anymore

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Your heat pump wears two hats: it’s both the heater and the air conditioner in your home. They’re both important, but it’s a complicated system to maintain. When it switches from one mode to another, it can run into issues and get stuck in place. So what do you do now?

Through our heater repair in Bethesda, MD, we’ve seen this issue pop up time and time again. Let’s talk about what it means, how you can prevent it from happening in the future, and why it requires a technician’s touch to remedy the situation. 

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Beware These Heat Pump Issues

Monday, July 17th, 2017

heat-pump-repairWith summer in full swing, you’re probably relying on your heat pump for most of the daylight hours to keep you cool. As you rely on your heat pump more and more, the added demand increases the wear and tear on the system. That makes it more likely for problems of various kinds to occur with the system.  You don’t want your system to break down on you in the middle of a hot summer day, we assume. So, to avoid that happening, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your heat pump is starting to have issues. Have a look at some of the more common heat pump problems below, and their warning signs.

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Watch for Heat Pump Ice This Winter

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Ice and snow are not exactly out of place this time of year, and most of the time their little more than a minor annoyance. However, ice on your heat pump can be quite a problem under the wrong circumstances. If you notice ice forming on your heat pump during the winter, read on to determine whether or not it’s actually a problem.

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The Reason Your Heat Pump is Stuck in AC Mode

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump this winter, you probably expect it to actually, you know, warm your home. If the heat pump is blowing cold air instead of warm, it means that the system has likely become stuck in air conditioning mode. There is only one likely explanation for that kind of problem, though the specifics may vary slightly. If your heat pump is stuck in AC mode, read on to find out the reason why.

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Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The days are getting colder, which means you’re probably relying on your heat pump more and more often in order to stay comfortable. More demand means more strain on the system, which means a greater chance of problems developing. The sooner you catch these problems, the more damage to the system you’ll be able to prevent. Keep an eye out for the following signs that your heat pump is in trouble.

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Why Your Heat Pump is Stuck in Heating

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

As you start to rely on your heat pump more and more often this summer, you need to be vigilant for any possible problems that might come up. Time is of the essence when it comes to repairing heat pump problems, as they tend to get progressively worse the longer they are allowed to develop. If you want to catch problems as early as possible, you should be able to identify the signs that your heat pump is in trouble. One of the most common signs of heat pump issues is strange noises coming from the system. Let’s take a look at some of the heat pump noises that indicate a problem.

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Beware of These 2 Heat Pump Problems This Summer

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Heat pumps are no more immune to problems than any other climate control system, especially during high-usage times like summer. As you rely on your heat pump to keep cool this summer, remember that it’s more likely for the system to develop problems the more you use it. Let’s take a look at some of the problems your heat pump might develop, and how to respond to them.

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Why Your Heat Pump has Ice on it

Monday, January 4th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to heat your home this winter, you’ll probably notice ice building up on the outside coil while it’s running. This is an important thing to keep an eye on, as it serves to indicate whether or not part of your heat pump is working. Heat pump ice isn’t necessarily a problem, but it can become so if you’re not careful. Read on to find out where heat pump ice comes from, and when you should call for repairs.

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Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

One of the biggest advantages that heat pumps offer is the ability to act as either heating or cooling systems depending on demand. This is certainly one of the biggest reasons that homeowners install heat pumps in the first place. This ability also opens up a couple of unique problems, though, including the system becoming stuck in one mode. Let’s take a look at how the heat pump actually switches between modes, and what’s happening when it becomes stuck in one mode.

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Common Heat Pump Problems to Watch For

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Heat pumps are becoming more and more popular, thanks to the unique advantages that they provide to homeowners. Just like any other system, however, they occasionally develop problems. The faster you can recognize problems with your heat pump, the faster you’ll be able to get them repaired and the more damage you’ll be able to prevent. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some common heat pump problems to watch out for.

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