Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Save Money on Heat Pump Service Calls

Is your heat pump frozen over?

Do you see steam rising from your heat pump?

Does your unit make odd noises?

Many heat pumps suffer problems, so you’re not alone. However, some signs are normal but may seem out of the ordinary to you. How are you supposed to know?

Everyone wants to be proud of their home. You want your house to be comfortable. You want your equipment to last a long time and not need service. In order to get the result you want, preventative maintenance will help keep your repair and operating costs low.
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If your house is heated by a heat pump, there are a few things you should know before calling a professional HVAC contractor for help, including:

  1. Accumulating frost that doesn’t go away, gets thicker, or doesn’t melt is not normal. Call a professional!
  2. Rising steam from your heat pump is normal due to defrosting. No worries!
  3. Spinning fan blades off balance - or blower fan malfunctioning if you have a noisy unit. Call a professional!
  4. Back-up auxiliary light on the thermostat (usually green or blue) on 24/7 is normal, however, if the light seems to be on more than usual during milder weather, it may be a sign that the outdoor unit is not operating properly. Call a professional!

Our heating and cooling Ann Arbor technicians offer our customers peace of mind. All our technicians are highly trained professionals who continue their education through ongoing training, so they stay up to date to assure you the best service available. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my electric heat is on when I'm using my heat pump?

Most heat pump thermostats have a small light which will light up when the electric heat is in use.

What does the EM HT switch do?

The "EM HT" switch is for "emergency heat," only if your heat pump isn't working or needs service.

Can I save money using a set-back thermostat with a heat pump?

It depends on whether you want to pinch pennies, but it could save you money in the long run. The recommended thermostat setting in the Ann Arbor area is 78 degrees in the summer and 70 degrees in the winter. 

CMR Mechanical has the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to service and repair all brands of heat pumps for your home or business. Call us today at (734) 424-9555 to schedule a "$99 Clean and Check Inspection" with one of our heating and cooling Ann Arbor technicians.

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