Torrance Heat Pump Repair
Expert Heat Pump Installation Services in Torrance & the Surrounding Areas
Any furnace or air conditioner requires regular maintenance, so it’s no surprise that a heat pump, which serves both of these purposes, requires the same level of service. Regular maintenance of your heat pump can mean big savings on your electricity bill. When you need heating and cooling service, make Carter Services your first call!
Heat Pump Repair Experts in Torrance
Heat pumps are highly flexible systems. Since they are able to supply both cool and hot air, they may be used for the duration of the year. However, this constant use can increase the probability of your heat pump developing an issue. For this reason, it is encouraged that you have a crew of dependable experts on your side to deal with any issues that your heat pump may encounter. From small fixes to main repairs, we have you covered.
How Long Do Heat Pumps Last?
According to the manufacturer, heat pumps can last from 10 to 20 years with proper maintenance.
Maintenance of your heat pump starts inside at the air handler. Our team starts by shutting off the power to the unit and verifying with a meter that electricity is not flowing to it. Then, we check all of the electric connections to ensure that there are no loose wires or other repairs that must be made. If we see any signs of charring or a burned connection where the unit has gotten hot, we will fix the issue right away.
Next, we take a look at the blower and be sure that the wheel is clean. Many older units require regular maintenance by oiling the motor bearings, though most newer units have sealed bearings that do not need this service. We'll also make sure that the bearings are not loose.
Finally, we'll clean or replace the air filter on the heat pump. In most circumstances, air filters should be changed once a month, but each model is different. The level of maintenance that your air filter requires will be set by the owner’s manual for your heat pump.
When inspecting the outside unit, our team starts by shutting down the power and using a meter to ensure there is no electricity flowing through the system. Again, we check all of the wiring connections to make sure they are tight and look for signs of heat or burning. Additionally, we might see pits on the contacts, which we will need to replace. Next, we use a multimeter to check the capacity of the capacitors; their actual reading should be within 5-6% of the listed rating in your operator’s manual.
Our crew will take the time to wash the outside of the unit. An important part of maintaining your heat pump is to keep it clean so that it will continue to run efficiently. We'll remove dirt, leaves, and grass clippings out of the unit without the use of pressure to avoid damaging the thin aluminum fins on the coil. Proper maintenance of your heat pump requires cleaning in the spring; throughout the summer, when necessary; and in the fall.
Finally, we check that your thermostat is level, which is especially important if you have an older mechanical heat pump. If you have one, consider switching to a programmable unit for your heat pump which could reduce your electric bill significantly.
When we are finished, we'll turn the power back on to both the indoor and outdoor units of your heat pump and make sure the unit operates normally through a complete heating cycle. With the proper maintenance, your heat pump will serve you well and keep your home both warm and cool for many years.
Professional Heat Pump Inspections
In addition to this regular maintenance, you should have a professional technician service your heat pump at least once each year. Carter Services can also perform regular maintenance at this time as well.
During the annual inspection our Torrance heat pump technicians will:
- Inspect your heat pumps ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for dirt and other blockages
- Examine your ducts and seal duct leaks
- Measure the airflow and verify that it is adequate
- Measure the refrigerant and ensure it is at the proper level
- Check for refrigerant leaks
- Inspect electrical terminals and clean and tighten connections if necessary, and also apply a nonconductive coating to protect the terminals
- Inspect all belts for wear and lubricate the motor as the manufacturer requires
- Verify that your thermostat is operating properly
Maximize Your Home's Energy Efficiency with a Heat Pump Upgrade
Is your current heat pump system outdated or not performing efficiently? It might be time to consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient heat pump. With advancements in heat pump technology, you can experience improved performance, reduced energy consumption, and potential savings on your energy bills.
At Carter Services, we specialize in heat pump installation and can help you find the best energy-efficient options for your home. Our expert technicians will assess your current system and recommend the most suitable upgrade to meet your needs and budget.
Benefits of upgrading to an energy-efficient heat pump include:
- Increased energy efficiency: Newer heat pump models are designed to use less energy, helping you save money on your monthly utility bills.
- Improved indoor comfort: Upgrading to a new heat pump can provide more consistent and reliable heating and cooling throughout your home.
- Reduced carbon footprint: Heat pumps are an eco-friendly heating and cooling option, as they use electricity to transfer heat rather than burning fossil fuels.
- Longer system lifespan: Upgrading to a new heat pump can extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling system, saving you money on future repairs and replacements.
With a new energy-efficient heat pump, you can enjoy a comfortable home while reducing your environmental impact. Contact Carter Services today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how a heat pump upgrade can maximize your home's energy efficiency.
Do You Need Your Heat Pump Installed or Fixed? We Can Help!
Looking for a trusted team of heating professionals? Look no further! You can rely on our expert technicians to repair and restore your faulty heat pump to get it running again in no time. To top it all off, we will do it with a smile on our faces.
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