Heat Pump Repair in Rapid City, South Dakota

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When you need heat pump repair in Rapid City, South Dakota, confide in the experts at Precision Mechanical.

Your heat pump runs hard to keep your house comfortable.

Different from cooling systems, the outdoor equipment on heat pumps doesn’t get to rest when the temperatures drop.

Rather, your heat pump operates all year to keep your home cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. That perpetual effort can result in the need for fixes.

If that time does come, Precision Mechanical is happy to help. We can work on most any heat pump. We work hard to make your space comfortable again as soon as possible.

Customer satisfaction, productiveness and safety are our first concerns. We’re ready to prove it when you trust us with your heating and cooling needs. Connect with us at 605-206-2564 now to schedule an appointment.

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5 Signs Your Heat Pump Should Be Repaired

Now that you have heard some of the basic factors of heat pump damage, it could be good to learn how those issues make themselves known. Here are some general signs something is going awry with your heat pump.

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1. Heat Pump Coated in Ice

During the frigid days of winter, it’s likely that your outdoor system will have a little ice buildup. When this occurs, your system should shift into a defrost cycle and flip the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your full unit is coated in ice and won’t defrost, you have a problem that demands skilled service.

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2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling

By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump starts and turns off before it’s had a chance to bring your home to your preferred temperature. This is a sign that your heat pump is the wrong size for your space. If you don’t get it repaired, it could deteriorate your heat pump.

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3. Energy Bills are Climbing

Your heat pump is one of the most effective heating and cooling solutions available—even if if you keep up with it. If you’re doing everything you can to take care of it and are still watching your energy expenses increase, it’s time to bring in a professional.

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4. Heat Pump is Noisy

Your heat pump isn’t going to totally noiseless, but it also shouldn’t be unusually roaring. If you’re picking up new sounds from your unit—especially any that sound incorrect—you ought to have an expert look it over.

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5. Home Comfort System Feels Weaker

Decreased home comfort is likely the most obvious—and irritating—indication you may need a repair. If you’ve tried adjusting your setting and it doesn’t work, Precision Mechanical can help.

Common Origins of Heat Pump Problems

There are a variety of issues that can cause issues for your heat pump. Here are some of the most common repairs.
  • Absence of maintenance. Like you, your equipment needs to be taken care of to keep it in good order. You have an annual checkup. Your heat pump has seasonal maintenance. You should schedule an appointment with an HVAC pro biannually to help your system stay on track. Without maintenance, you’re placing your heat pump at risk for a real problem later on.
  • Backed up filter. One of the easiest ways to keep your heat pump alright is to frequently look at and replace your air filter. If you let it go, your system has to run harder to keep your family cozy. Running overtime like that could bring about damage, and eventually, a fix.
  • Component failure. Your system consists of a number of parts—both moving and stationary. They’re all important to heating and cooling your house efficiently. When a single component stops working, it can become difficult—or unbearable—for your system to carry on without a service call.
  • Thermostat issues. Your thermostat is a precise device. Any problem with it could make your family less cozy.

 

Should I Service or Update My Heat Pump?

When your heat pump breaks down, it seems only routine to call for a repair. Occasionally, a mend isn’t worth the investment. In those times, a replacement is a better investment. Here are some factors that can help you see if a repair is a better solution:
  • Your unit is younger than 10 years old. If your unit is still somewhat young, a mend likely makes sense. It still offers a lot of life left in it. On the other hand, if your heat pump is up there in years, a new unit might be more financially beneficial.
  • You haven’t mended your heat pump a bunch of times. If a repair on your system is a somewhat rare affair, you may want to continue with the repair. If you feel like you’ve been repairing your unit pretty often, it could be time to contemplate a new unit.
  • The fix you are in need of is low-cost. If specialist can resolve of your concern easily and the charge is rather low, a fix is probably your best choice. But, if your repair will cost you a large amount—like updating your heat pump’s compressor—it’s probably better to invest those savings into an updated heat pump that will provide for years to come.
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Schedule Your Heat Pump Service Appointment Today

A Precision Mechanical pro can show you through all your alternatives and help you select if a repair or replacement makes more sense for your system. Regardless of what you need, we’re ready to help. Connect with us at 605-206-2564 or contact us online.

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