Heat Pump Repairs
Heat pumps provide you with one of the most environmentally friendly heating and cooling systems in Pennsylvania. They do not burn fossil fuels but instead use electricity to transfer heat from the outdoors to your home—and vice versa.
They can handle our cold winters in Central Pennsylvania, able to deliver warmth to your home in subfreezing temperatures. Heat pumps operate like an [air-conditioner] in the summer, removing heat and humidity from your Harrisburg home
But like any machine with moving parts, they are susceptible to the occasional repair. When that happens, give HL Bowman Inc. a call. Our repair team can tackle any repair problem in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.
Heat Pump Repairs in Harrisburg
Here are a few of the most common repair problems with heat pumps:
- Low refrigerant levels: when refrigerant levels run too low, your heat pump will struggle. We can send out a professional to recharge your system.
- Thermostat problems: if your heat pump runs continuously, there could be a wiring issue creating miscommunication between your thermostat and system. You can trust our professionals to diagnose and address this issue.
- Broken reversing valve: the valve reverses the refrigerant and allows your system to act as an air conditioner and furnace. A professional will need to replace this component.
- Broken compressor contractor: this part controls how much power goes to your heat pump. A damaged compressor contractor can cause your heat pump to run continuously. You’ll need a professional to replace it.
What Is the Average Life Expectancy of a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps typically last anywhere from 15 to 25 years, depending on the maintenance. With any piece of machinery, preventative maintenance goes a long way toward your equipment reaching its expected lifespan.
Should I Repair or Replace My Heat Pump?
Whether it’s a furnace or a heat pump, if the equipment is over 10 years old and the repair is significant, it makes more sense financially to replace it. What you most want to avoid is an unexpected breakdown with your heat pump or furnace in the middle of winter when it will prove costly and inconvenient to replace.
Call Your Heat Pump Experts Today
You can always count on our licensed team at HL Bowman Inc. to provide friendly, courteous, and professional service to all our Harrisburg, PA customers. Give us a call at 717-561-1206 or request service online today for any questions about your heat pump.