All of Your Heat Pump Services
Heat pumps do not create their own heat. They pull heat from the outside air and bring it inside your home. In the summer, this system reverses, pushing the hot air from your home outside. The most common type is air-to-air, where it draws heat from the outside air (even in winter!) and brings it inside. There are also geothermal heat pumps that draw the heat from underground. When you require heat pump installation, expert technicians from Avis Home Solutions will guide you through choosing the best option.
Heat pumps consist of many components. The outdoor unit houses a coil and fan. The coil works as a condenser in cooling mode and an evaporator in heating mode. The fan blows the outside air over the coil for heat exchange.
The indoor unit also has a coil and fan, but they work in reverse. The coil acts as an evaporator in cooling mode and a condenser in heating mode. The fan blows the air over the coil and through your ducts to distribute hot or cool air in your house.
Refrigerant absorbs and rejects heat and runs through the whole system. The compressor pressurizes the refrigerant and moves it through the system. The reversing valve switches between heating and cooling modes, and the expansion valve regulates the refrigerant flow and reduces pressure and temperature.
Some heat pumps also have an electric heating element. The electric heating element is an additional heating source for heat pumps to handle when the temperature drops below optimal levels. The defrost cycle is essential during the winter to help prevent your system from freezing. It pumps hot air into the unit and melts any ice accumulated on the outside unit.
Drain pans collect condensation within the system, and condensate pumps remove it. Condensate pumps help prevent damage caused by leaks and help keep excess moisture out of your home.
There are many benefits of having heat pumps:
- Lower heating bills
- Long life
- Quiet operation
Heat pump repair is necessary from time to time. Parts get worn or broken. Our skilled professionals will come to make repairs if your unit doesn’t turn on, is stuck in the heating or cooling mode, or is simply malfunctioning. If you hear strange noises or smell musty odors, it tells you something is wrong.
Incorrect thermostat settings can cause your pump to run constantly or not turn on when you want it to. Dirty air filters prevent sufficient air from getting into the system, which can cause it to work extra hard or not work at all. It can also cause it to overheat, which will cause it to shut off to prevent further damage.
A refrigerant leak can also make it run constantly or freeze the coils. Mold and mildew can grow in and around the units if there’s a leak as well.
If your outdoor unit is working, but you don’t feel any air coming through your vents, it may mean problems with the air handler. A tripped circuit breaker or bad wiring connection could cause this. If you are feeling hot air in the summer or cool air in the winter, it probably means the reverse valve is stuck or broken.
Heat pump maintenance is an excellent way to help prevent severe problems from occurring. Our NATE-certified technicians will come to your home to check for leaks, clean or replace the filter, and make sure everything is working at peak levels.