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

Your heat pump works hard to keep your space at the right temperature.

Unlike air conditioners, the outdoor unit on heat pumps doesn’t get the season off when the temperatures cool down.

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

If that time does come, Lakeside Heating & Air is happy to help. We can work on most any heat pump. We work hard to make your space comfortable again as soon as possible.

Customer satisfaction, efficiency and safety are our top interests. We’re happy to show you when you trust us with your home comfort. Call us at 509-284-4265 now to schedule an appointment.

Our work is backed by a 10-Year Labor & Parts Warranty from JB Warranty.

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Five Signs Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Serviced

Now that you have heard some of the root causes of heat pump damage, it might be helpful to hear how those issues make themselves known. Here are some prevalent signs something is faulty with your heat pump.

1. Heat Pump Covered in Ice

During the frigid days of winter, it’s possible that your outdoor unit will have a bit of ice buildup. When this happens, your unit should switch into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your entire unit is covered in ice and won’t defrost, you have an issue that needs professional attention.

2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling

By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump kicks on and stops before it’s had the opportunity to bring your home to your chosen temperature. This is a signal that your heat pump is the wrong size for your home. And if it isn’t taken care of, it could wear your heat pump down.

3. Energy Bills are Climbing

Your heat pump is one of the most efficient HVAC solutions available—especially if you keep up with it. If you’re doing everything you can to take care of it and are still seeing your energy costs increase, it’s time to bring in a professional.

4. Heat Pump Is Noisy

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

5. Heating or Cooling Appears Weaker

Lower home comfort is likely the most obvious—and annoying—sign you may need a repair. If you’ve tried adjusting your setting and nothing seems to work, Lakeside Heating & Air can help.

Common Causes of Heat Pump Problems

There are quite a few things that can cause issues for your heat pump. Here are some of the most well-known issues.

  • Absence of service. Like you, your heat pump needs to be taken care of to keep it in good shape. You have a regular checkup. Your heat pump has annual maintenance. You should call in an HVAC expert twice a year to help your system stay on track. Without maintenance, you’re putting your system at risk for a real problem later on.
  • Clogged filter. One of the easiest ways to keep your heat pump alright is to periodically check and change your air filter. If you avoid it, your system has to work harder to keep you comfortable. Running overtime like that can bring about damage, and later, a repair.
  • Component failure. Your heat pump is made of quite a few parts—both moving and stationary. They’re all critical to heating and cooling your home efficiently. When one fails, it can make it challenging—or impossible—for your system to keep working without a repair.
  • Thermostat problems. Your thermostat is a precise instrument. Any issue with it could make your house less comfortable.