If you live in Hampstead, MD and own a heat pump, then you expect it to run smoothly and reach the temperature you’ve set without a problem. Sometimes, of course, a worn or malfunctioning part can prevent this from happening; other times, the issue lies with the system as a whole. Heat pumps can be too big or too small for the homes they’re in, and the following four signs will let you know if this is the case with yours.
1. Unusually Short or Long Cycles
Heat pumps should only cycle two to three times an hour, each cycle lasting approximately 10 to 15 minutes under normal conditions. An undersized heat pump will run practically forever and never reach the set point. An oversized unit will do its job too quickly.
2. Uneven Heating or Cooling
Usually, an oversized heat pump will blow out conditioner air so rapidly that the results will be uneven. Some rooms will get more of that warm air than others, which means discomfort for one’s family members.
3. High Humidity Levels
Heat pumps indirectly remove humidity from the indoors. They need to run through a normal cycle, though, in order to accomplish this. Oversized heat pumps, then, can leave you with high humidity.
4. Multiple Repairs for a New Unit
Perhaps your system is relatively new, and yet it malfunctions so much that you’re requesting repairs more than two or three times a year. In that case, you know that it isn’t any one component that’s to blame but rather the entire unit. It may be working extra hard if you have an undersized unit and prematurely wearing out the parts.
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We’re a family-owned and operated business with highly trained technicians, an A+ rating with the BBB and a designation as a Trane Comfort Specialist. We provide 10-year manufacturer warranties on newly installed systems. Many Hampstead residents turn to Siegman Forced Air Systems, Inc., for our heating installation projects, and you can too. Call today for more information or to schedule an appointment.