When you live in Pasadena, CA, having a heat pump that serves as both your home’s heating and cooling systems is a convenience. However, when the heat pump breaks down, your house can quickly become uncomfortable. Before a breakdown occurs, look for the three signs discussed below that indicate you need to call to have one of our qualified technicians inspect and repair your heat pump.

1. You Notice the Heat Pump Runs Continuously

Normally, when the heat pump reaches the temperature set by the thermostat, it will turn off and then cycle back on when the temperature rises. However, lately, you may have noticed the pump never shuts off, even if you continue to set the thermostat higher.

When a heat pump runs continuously, the thermostat itself may be broken and need replacing. Another possible cause is a faulty compressor that is unable to control the heat pump’s power levels.

2. Screeching Noises During Heat Pump Operation

Except for a low humming sound, you should not be able to easily hear the heat pump running. When there is an issue, however, you may hear screeching noises.

The cause of these sounds could be anything from a loose belt or a coolant leak within the system. Since finding the cause of the screeching requires a full inspection, you should have one of our technicians check it out.

3. Detecting Unusual Odors From Heat Pump Vents

When the heat pump is on, you should not be able to smell any difference in your home’s air. If you do detect any odd odors, there is usually a problem within the unit.

While a musty smell usually indicates fungal growth, a burning odor is indicative of an electrical issue. Especially in the latter case, you need to have a qualified technician ascertain the cause of the odor as soon as possible.

Recognizing Signs of Heat Pump Damage

If you live in the Pasadena area, you can count on our qualified technicians to install, repair, and maintain your heating and cooling systems as well as your home’s ductwork. Contact us today at Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning to speak with one of our staff members for more information.

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