Common Signs Your Heat Pump Needs to be Repaired

Did you know that you may need heat pump repair even if the system is still running? The unit can struggle along for quite some time before it finally gives up. But in the meantime, it can burn up extra energy, cost more to operate and offer lackluster performance in your Alexandria, VA, home. Here are some ways that your heat pump can issue a cry for help.

Poor Airflow

Stagnant indoor air, even when the AC is turned up to full blast, suggests an airflow problem that may or may not be accompanied by high indoor humidity. When you stand near a vent, you might feel no airflow at all. If your home has hot and cold spots, poor airflow may be to blame for that, too.


A leaking heat pump should never be ignored. It might be a refrigerant leak. Without refrigerant, the unit will be unable to cool your home. Leaks can also develop if there is a blockage in the drain line that transports moisture outside. In serious cases, the water can overflow the AC drip pan and back up into your home and wreak havoc on your property.

Atypical Noises

Heat pumps are quiet by nature. If the unit starts to screech, clunk, grind, tick, hum, groan, or squeal, don’t attempt to fix it yourself. Call a heat pump repair specialist who can get to the bottom of it.

Burning Smells

Burning odors usually develop when you have a burning motor. A motor starts to burn when it is forced to overwork by a dirty air filter. If your filter is excessively grungy, try replacing it, A clean filter will often solve the problem.

If you think you need heat pump repair, give us a call at Commonwealth Cooling & Heating, LLC. A qualified service technician can help you troubleshoot your system and resolve any problems.

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