If you’re one of the many central Indiana residents who has switched to using a heat pump in your home instead of a traditional HVAC unit comprised of a furnace and central air conditioner, you want someone who knows how to thoroughly service and repair your unit. Heat pumps have their own unique characteristics and can present different problems in winter and summer. Dutch Heating and Cooling LLC provides superior heat pump repair or Heater service Indianapolis to residents in Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Lawrence and nearby communities in central Indiana.
Common Heat Pump Repairs
Heat pumps work hard all year to keep the interior of your home comfortable. In summer they push out hot air, while in winter they draw warm air into your home. That means these units work virtually all the time. Common heat pump problems include leaking refrigerant, burned-out compressors and bad circuit breakers. A faulty thermostat can also cause your heat pump to short cycle or otherwise work incorrectly. Other frequent problems include outdoor units that ice up or those that blow cold air when in the heat mode. Whenever you experience these problems, call Dutch Heating and Cooling. We’ll promptly send one of our certified technicians to assess and solve your problem.
Preventive Maintenance for Heat Pumps
To keep your heat pump running in optimal condition, we recommend periodic maintenance once a year. Cleaning the unit and checking all working parts will extend heat pump life and efficiency. Preventive maintenance includes:
- Checking ducts, blower and indoor coil for dirt and obstructions
- Checking for duct leakage and adequate airflow
- Correct refrigerant charge
- Clean and tighten electric terminals
- Lubricate motors and inspect belts
- Correct electric control to ensure heating is locked when thermostat is on cooling and vice versa