Carmel, IN Heat Pump Repair
Heat Pump Repair Services in Carmel, IN
Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning installs, maintains and repairs heat pumps in Carmel, Indiana. In recent years our team of experts have consulted with homeowners about the benefits of heat pumps. As one of the most energy efficient and durable heating and cooling systems, heat pumps are very durable. When extreme weather like heavy rain, windstorms, snow showers and heat waves stress heat pumps, Thiele provides quality heat pump repairs in Carmel and the surrounding areas.
From the moment you contact Thiele Heating and Air Conditioning, our support team provides the support you need. You need responsive, reliable and dedicated HVAC technicians to fix your broken heat pump. Our team fields your call, carefully listens to your concerns and deploys an expert to restore comfort to your home. When our technicians arrive we quickly diagnose the issue using state of the art equipment and present the best solution to you.
Whenever you need heat pump repair in Carmel, Indiana and the surrounding communities you should call Thiele. While we spend all year training with manufacturers and working on equipment throughout our local community, many homeowners rarely consider the stress and strain heat pumps experience. Frankly, the popularity of heat pumps is largely due to their reliability. So when a component fails, your first reaction may be to worry. One call to Thiele solves your anxiety.Schedule Service
Understanding How a Heat Pump Works
If you suspect your heat pump may need repair or maintenance, understanding how these appliances work is helpful. Any homeowner with a heat pump is enriched by knowledge about how your system works.
The simplest explanation of heat pumps can be derived from the name. Heat is pumped or transferred from one area to another area. A more complete explanation is that heat pumps feature two modes. Both modes use pressure and refrigerants to transfer heat. In cooling mode, air from inside the home is blown across the indoor coil. Heat is condensed or absorbed by a liquid refrigerant. As the refrigerant transfers heat to the outdoor unit, indoor air temperatures are reduced. Outdoor air is circulated through the coils and heat evaporates from the refrigerant into the outdoor air and the cycle repeats.
The process reverses in heating mode. The heat energy within outdoor air is condensed and the refrigerant transfers energy to the indoor unit. Indoor air temperatures rise as the indoor unit releases this energy as heat throughout your duct work.Schedule Service
Warning Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repair
Poor Air Flow
A common performance problem with all HVAC systems is air flow. Uneven temperatures throughout the home typically indicate issues within the air handler. Some systems use a dedicated air handler. Many homes in Carmel use a hybrid system where the furnace’s blower acts as an air handler to circulate air. Turning the system off is the most important step to prevent damage. The first place to check is the air filter. Dirty filters, clogged air ducts and debris within the housing can result in poor air flow. When air does not circulate freely an electrical issue inside the unit may also be the cause. If the air filter is clean, calling for repairs is best before turning the system on.
Heating and Cooling Problems
Thermostats can be faulty causing issues with uncomfortable temperatures within your home. Failure of components, dirt, clogs in the outdoor unit, low refrigerant levels and leaks also result in uncomfortable temperatures. Any issues where the temperature will not reach the setting on your thermostat should be swiftly addressed. Contacting our team will prevent complete breakdown.
Increased Energy Usage
Sudden spikes in energy bills are expected during extreme weather months. If you compare your energy usage to the prior year each month, you may find signs your heat pump is struggling and in need of repair. This often happens when a heat pump is not consistently maintained. Because worn components work harder to transfer heat, monitoring your energy usage and calling our team often prevent major repair issues.
No matter what the odor, homeowners should shut down heat pumps at the first sign of foul odors. Electrical issues often present as burning odors. Other issues like biological growth and foreign objects in the system may present as smells. Trained technicians will carefully test your system before repairs become more significant.
Heat Pump Powers Off
A faulty thermostat may cause your heat pump to power down. Since heat pumps run completely on electricity, power surges and power loss to your home may affect heat pumps. There are also safety mechanisms in many heat pumps to shut down to prevent larger issues. Since these issues are related to electricity, calling a professional team is the best response. Our technicians will diagnose and safely repair your heat pump.
During extremely cold weather, a heat pump may run continuously to provide the most efficient transfer of heat from outdoors to your home. If a system is running continuously during mild weather or seems to be running for too long, there could be issues in the thermostat or the heat pump. When you suspect issues with an overactive heat pump, call our team for help.
Stuck in Wrong Mode
Heat in the summer and cold in the winter usually means the reverse valve has failed. When this occurs, the modes will not change causing the temperatures in your home to become uncomfortable. When the reverse valve fails, heat pumps cannot switch modes. Homeowners can shut down equipment and power on again. Verify the thermostat settings are correct and if the issue persists, professional repair is required.Schedule Service
Heat Pump Maintenance
Thiele offers preventative maintenance for heat pumps. This service should be performed in the spring and fall of each year. Our technicians provide comprehensive cleaning, inspection and calibration of your system prior to extreme weather conditions of summer and winter. Many repairs are avoidable with simple tune ups and experienced craftsmanship of our team.
Thiele offers annual maintenance plans for busy homeowners in Carmel. Our talented staff schedules reminders of when service should be performed. This makes sure your heat pump is well maintained for the longest lifespan and optimized performance.Schedule Service
Why Choose Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning?
Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning are heat pump specialists in Carmel. Homeowners can trust our team because we train with manufacturers on the latest innovations. Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning has provided repair, tune-ups and installation services to Carmel and all of central Indiana since 1883. Founded on the principles of value, integrity and reliability, our entire team understands the importance of service. When you need heat pump repair in Carmel, Indiana, you can depend on Thiele.Schedule Service