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Heat Pump Maintenance in St. Louis

Your heat pump has to provide your home with both heating and cooling, which means that it never gets a break throughout the year. This can cause several problems to develop; if you’re having any issues with your heat pump, Awtrey Heating & Air Conditioning is here for fast, accurate and high–quality heat pump repair service in  St. Louis, Fenton, Imperial, Kirkwood and surrounding areas. Our heat pump repair technicians can work on all brands of heat pumps.

One mistake that we see homeowners make is that they wait too long to call for professional heat pump repair service. When you notice any problems with your heat pump, make sure that you call immediately for service. Allowing the problem to linger will only give it time to become a costly to repair. Here are a few common heat pump problems that you should watch for.

Clogged air filter
Make sure that you change your heat pump’s air filter regularly. A clogged air filter is probably the most common cause of heat pump problems.

If you hear a squealing noise from your heat pump it likely means that the fan motor belt is bad. Gurgling is probably a sign that you have low refrigerant and hissing could be from a refrigerant leak.

Not enough cooling or heating
If you aren’t getting enough heating or cooling, call for heat pump repair immediately. It could be from a bad compressor, low refrigerant, or a bad fan motor.

Benefits of Heat Pump Maintenance
While heat pumps are known for their efficiency and their consistency, they need regular maintenance just like any other piece of equipment. Awtrey Heating & Air Conditioning provides heat pump maintenance plans for all kinds of units. Getting your heat pump regularly inspected and tuned–up could have impressive benefits.

Reduced repair
Probably the best potential benefit to regular maintenance is that it could reduce the need for repair. Your heat pump naturally develops small problems over time, which eventually develop into larger repair needs. But during regular maintenance visits, our techs will look for those problems and repair them before they can cause further damage.

Increased efficiency
Any problems that your heat pump has will require it to work harder to cool or heat your home. But when you get your heat pump maintained, we’ll be able to find those problems and remove them so that you can enjoy more efficient performance.

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