Heat Pump Repair in Chelan and Wenatchee, Washington

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When you need heat pump repair in Chelan and Wenatchee, Washington, confide in the professionals at Lakeside Heating & Air.

Your heat pump works hard to keep your home comfy.

Dissimilar to air conditioners, the outdoor system on heat pumps doesn’t get time off when the temperatures drop.

Instead, your heat pump works all year to keep your home warm in the winter and cold in the summer. That constant effort can culminate in the need for repairs.

If that time does occur, Lakeside Heating & Air is willing to help. We can fix most any heat pump. We are determined to make your house comfy again right away.

Client satisfaction, productiveness and safety are our first interests. We’re happy to show you when you choose us with your heating and cooling needs. Call us at 509-284-4265 today to schedule an appointment.


5 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Mended

Now that you have heard some of the root reasons of heat pump damage, it might be helpful to hear how those concerns come about. Here are some general signs something is going awry with your heat pump.

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1. Heat Pump Layered in Ice

During the frigid days of winter, it’s likely that your outdoor unit will have some ice buildup. When this develops, your equipment should move into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your whole unit is layered in ice and won’t defrost, you have a concern that demands skilled help.

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2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling

By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump starts and turns off before it’s had a chance to bring your house to your preferred temperature. This is an indication that your heat pump is the incorrect size for your space. If you don’t get it repaired, it could damage your heat pump.

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3. Energy Bills are Climbing

Your heat pump is one of the most efficient heating and cooling solutions available—especially if you keep up with it. If you’re doing what you can to take care of your equipment and are still seeing your energy expenses go up, it’s time to bring in a pro.

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4. Heat Pump is Noisy

Your heat pump isn’t going to completely silent, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably roaring. If you’re hearing new sounds from your system—especially any that sound out of place—you should have a professional take a look.

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5. HVAC System Appears Weaker

Decreased home comfort is likely the most obvious—and annoying—indication you may need a fix. If you’ve tested adjusting your setting and nothing works, Lakeside Heating & Air can help.

Common Reasons for Heat Pump Problems

There are a variety of issues that can cause problems for your equipment. Below are a handful of the most well-known issues.
  • Lack of maintenance. Like you, your equipment needs to be taken care of to remain in good order. You have a yearly checkup. Your unit has seasonal maintenance. You should call in an HVAC pro two times a year to help your heat pump stay strong. Without maintenance, you’re leaving your heat pump at risk for a real problem later on.
  • Blocked filter. One of the easiest ways to keep your heat pump alright is to periodically look at and change your air filter. If you ignore it, your system has to labor harder to keep your family cozy. Running overtime like that can cause damage, and potentially, a service call.
  • Mechanism failure. Your system includes quite a few parts—both moving and stationary. They’re all important to heating and cooling your home efficiently. When one breaks down, it can become challenging—or unbearable—for your unit to function without a repair.
  • Thermostat problems. Your thermostat is a delicate mechanism. Any issue with it could make your home less comfortable.


Should I Service or Change My Heat Pump?

When your heat pump stops working, it seems only normal to call for a fix. But sometimes, a fix isn’t worth it anymore. In those times, a replacement is a better choice. Here are some factors that can help you decide if a mend is a better solution:
  • Your unit is under 10 years old. If your unit is still fairly young, a repair likely makes sense. It still offers a lot of life left in it. However, if your heat pump is getting older, a new model might save you more money.
  • You haven’t fixed your heat pump many times. If a mend on your equipment is a somewhat uncommon situation, you may want to continue with the mend. If you feel like you’ve been repairing your system pretty often, it could be time to consider a replacement.
  • The fix you require is a bargain. If an expert can fix of your concern fast and the cost is rather low, a repair is probably your definitive choice. But, if your repair will take you for a large amount—like replacing your heat pump’s compressor—it’s likely better to place that money into an updated heat pump that will serve you for years to come.
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Schedule Your Heat Pump Service Appointment Right Away

A Lakeside Heating & Air pro can guide you through all your choices and help you choose if a mend or replacement is best for your system. Despite what you need, we’re willing to help. Connect with us at 509-284-4265 or contact us online.

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