As fall approaches in Knightdale, NC, it’s time to check if your heat pump is in adequate condition. It’s best if you prepare your heat pump during the fall so you’re read for the winter. So, how do you know it’s time to install a new heat pump?
Decrease in Your Indoor Air Quality
Your heat pump incorporates ventilation and humidity control capabilities to ensure you have acceptable indoor air quality. A malfunctioning heat pump is liable to provide ineffective heating of cold air. This may cause allergies, such as a runny nose or sneezing.
Poor moisture control leaves bacteria and other microorganisms in the air you breathe, risking your health. It’s best you upgrade your heat pump so that you can increase airflow and improve your humidity levels.
Noises Coming From the Heat Pump
Heat pumps produce minimal noise from the system’s unit and processes. However, you may experience everyday noises, such as on startup or when shutting down. During the winter, some noise may occur as a result of defrosting.
Apart from that, a noisy operating heat pump is a sure sign that your heating system is experiencing some malfunctions or is getting old and needs a replacement. Here are some noises that you need to watch out for:
- Banging sounds that may show fan-related problems.
- Rattling noise that may be due to loosely fitting components.
- Grinding or buzzing sound that highlights the most dangerous problems.
Inconsistent Heating and Cooling
A clear sign that time is up for your current heat pump is its failure to heat or cool all areas of your home evenly. After all, an efficient and effective heating system always ensures that all of your house is well-conditioned. Older heat pumps distribute hot air unevenly.
Do you think it’s time to invest in and install a new heat pump? Contact uality Comfort Services, Inc. for all of your household’s heat pump installation, repair and maintenance needs.
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