*There is a $75 trip charge for the diagnostic appointment. The trip charge will be applied as a credit toward any service or contract.

air conditioning installation washington dcA HVAC Washington DC  can cool as well as heat your house. You’ll probably spend less on electricity than traditional heating methods like Heat Pumps.

An air handler, which distributes air throughout your home, is accompanied by heat pumps. Even though an air handler resembles a furnace, it doesn’t produce heat by burning fuel. To help the heat pump, some air handler models could have additional electric heating or cooling components.

Call HVAC Washington DC Experts when you want heat pump maintenance or repair. We can fix all the heat pumps. Our specialists are among the best in the HVAC industry regarding heating and cooling because they are ACE-certified.

Our services for heat pump systems are guaranteed by a one-year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, just like all of our other work.

Poor Maintenance May Cost You

Poor system upkeep might cost you. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that a neglected heat pump can use 10 to 25 percent more energy overall. Furthermore, it’s more prone to malfunction or has a shorter lifespan.

Try our troubleshooting advice below if your HVAC system isn’t providing the finest home heating or isn’t functioning consistently.

  • Zero heat. Verify that “on” and “heat” are selected on your thermostat. Verify that a circuit breaker hasn’t tripped next. A new thermostat was recently installed. Ensure that it is a heat pump-compatible model and that the wiring is in place.
  • Inadequate heat. Clogged filters, fans, and clogged coils can reduce airflow and harm your system. Change your filter once a month, clean the coils and fan of the unit, and get rid of any yard debris that has accumulated nearby. Additionally, your system may have clogged air ducts, broken valves, or insufficient refrigeration flow.
  • Lieu of heat, cold air. A forced air furnace produces hotter air than a heat pump. Set the thermostat to emergency heat and at least 5 degrees higher than the outside temperature if the air feels too chilly. You might have a problem with your outdoor unit if you experience warm air. If you get cold air, your thermostat or air handler may malfunction. It’s possible that your system entered defrost mode to avoid freezing. If the outdoor coil is covered in frost or ice, your unit may have a broken defroster timer or control module, or it may not have enough refrigerant.
  • The heat pump regularly starts and stops. After changing your air filter, check your thermostat because it can need adjusting or new batteries. The thermostat could be set too high if it’s cold outside and your heating system is running nonstop. Some heat pumps perform poorly at temperatures between 25- and 30-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Noises like rattling, grinding or screeching. Consider tightening the cover panels if you hear rattling. Contact HVAC Washington DC Experts and turn off your system if you hear any grinding or screeching. This can indicate a serious issue.
  • Your heat pump is still giving you problems. HVAC Washington DC Experts can assist. Once your heat pump is up and running, consider enrolling in a regular membership plan that could save you money on future repairs. Regular maintenance could increase the energy efficiency of your appliance.

Should My Heat Pump Be Repaired or Replaced?

It could be time to upgrade your heat pump if you have to pay for a costly repair.

  • If your heat pump exhibits any of the following symptoms:
  • Providing sufficient warmth and cooling is not
  • regularly requires maintenance
  • Even though you haven’t altered the thermostat settings, are your utility expenses rising?
  • It is older than ten years.

HVAC Washington DC Experts can assist you in selecting and installing an energy-efficient heat pump model suitable for your home when it comes to replacement or installation. We can also assist in determining whether you also need to replace your air handler.

Before we leave, you can count on a clean installation and a complete system check. This ensures that you are familiar with using your new system and that it is functioning properly.

Repairing a heat pump

Homeowners can take care of a few causes of heat pump malfunction. Make sure your thermostats are functioning properly and that the heat pump is getting electricity before calling a professional; it’s possible that a tripped circuit is to blame for the heat pump’s dysfunction.

However, if your heat pump has any of the following issues and you cannot identify the root of the issue, be sure to call HVAC Washington DC, for heat pump repair.

  • zero heat
  • inadequate heat
  • a loud heat pumps
  • A Heat pump is not operating properly
  • Replacement of the Heat Pump

Heat pumps have a limited lifespan, much like any other type of home heating equipment. A heat pump can eventually become less efficient over time and must be replaced.

When replacing a heat pump, there are a few significant considerations in addition to the price. The sort of heat pump you choose will depend on the size of the heat pump you require based on your home’s square footage and the insulation quality of your property.

Give us a call and we can talk about your Heat Pump situation.
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Heat Pump Repair In Washington DC

How Do Heat Pumps Operate?

A heat pump can cool your house in the summer and heat it in the winter. It generates heat using the same Freon evaporation cycle as a refrigerator and air conditioner, not an electrical element or burning fuel. Depending on market costs, a heat pump system with a natural gas or propane furnace enables you to switch to the least expensive heat source.

Terms for Heat Pump Systems

  • The Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) gauges a heat pump’s effectiveness. The efficiency with which the heat pump heats your house increases with the HSPF level.
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER, is a metric used to estimate the effectiveness of heat pumps and air conditioners’ cooling systems. The better the efficiency, the bigger the energy savings, and the higher the SEER rating.
  • R-410a sometimes referred to as Puro, is an ozone-safe refrigerant that is supposed to be environmentally friendly. All manufacturers must phase out R-22 (often referred to as Freon) and other ozone-depleting refrigerants over the next few years by federal legislation. The US Environmental Protection Agency has certified R-410a as an R-22 substitute.
  • Typical Blower: A typical blower produces a specific amount of airflow based on the tap setting.
  • A high-efficiency blower with a variable speed can deliver different amounts of airflow depending on the intended result. These blowers improve the efficiency of air filtration, humidification, dehumidification, and flow balance.
  • Adding moisture to the air through a whole-house humidifier is known as humidification. The heated air in your home during winter could be overly dry. Moisture protection and static electricity reduction are achieved by adding moisture. You may control your humidity to the precise amount you want by connecting a humidifier to a variable-speed blower.
  • Dehumidification Mode: By altering air flow and compressor operation, specific air conditioning applications may be able to regulate indoor humidity levels precisely.
  • Electric Heat Staging: The option to turn on the electric backup heat gradually rather than all at once.

Are You Prepared to Install or Replace Your Home Comfort System?

Please give yourself a free Home Comfort System Analysis from our knowledgeable and amiable team of Comfort Consultants. Any issues or concerns with your current comfort system will be discussed. They will review all available system recommendations and assist you in choosing the system that best suits your family’s demands and budget.