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January 23, 2024
Homeowner with heat pump

We’ve had an eventful winter this year with fluctuating temperatures, rain, snow, and more. Many homeowners are struggling to stay comfortable with HVAC systems and heat pumps that have taken a beating. If this sounds familiar, you may be questioning whether your heat pump or mini split system needs repairs or if a replacement is in order. 

At CARJON, we offer both heat pump repair and installation services throughout the Providence area and can help determine what’s best for your system. While it’s impossible to tell exactly what’s right for your heat pump without a thorough inspection, here are some of the common signs your heat pump isn’t operating properly. 

Signs Your Heat Pump Has a Problem

Heat pumps and mini splits have become a popular replacement or supplement for central air conditioning systems. But because they also provide heat, Rhode Islanders have been using heat pumps to replace boilers and furnaces, too!  So what are the signs your heat pump isn’t working properly? Here’s what to look for:

  • Rooms that are too hot or cold
  • Higher than normal energy bills
  • Your heat pump turns off and on constantly (short-cycling)
  • Odd smells & sounds
  • Frozen outdoor unit
  • Heat pump leaking liquid

When to Repair & When to Replace a Heat Pump

Some heat pump issues can be easily resolved and will cost much less than buying and installing a new one. However, some heat pump problems will either cost more than a new unit to repair or indicate that you will be spending more and more on maintenance and repair costs, quickly eclipsing the already relatively low heat pump prices. 

When You Should Try Heat Pump Repair First:

  • Your heat pump hasn’t had a tune-up in the past year - Annual maintenance is the key to keeping your heat pump working efficiently for years to come. Without it, it will become vulnerable to issues and become less efficient. CARJON offers peace of mind with heat pump maintenance with our Premium Protection Plans and Maintenance Agreements. Annual tune-ups, discounts on repairs, and more are all included at an affordable monthly price. 
  • Your heat pump is still working, but not as well as it used to - There could be a number of issues causing your heat pump to run less efficiently and CARJON will get to the source of the problem. Before giving our team a call for heat pump repair, always check your air filters (which should be changed every 30-60 days) and your thermostat settings. 

When to Consider Heat Pump Replacement:

  • If you have already had to repair your heat pump in the past year - In most cases, if the cost to repair your heat pump is at least half of the cost of a replacement, getting a new system is the best and most cost-effective option.
  • The unit is more than 15 years old - Any HVAC system will get less efficient as it ages, but if you’re having problems with yours and it’s over 15 years old, it’s likely that you’ll only run into more problems down the road. 
  • Your heat pump won’t turn on - During our inspection, the CARJON team will inspect your circuit breaker, heat pump wiring, and the blower motor to make sure they aren’t causing your heat pump to not turn on. However, the system will probably need to be replaced.

Trust CARJON for Heat Pump Repair & Replacement in Rhode Island

The versatility of heat pump technology means you can have cozy heat and cool dry air, all in one system. But when things go wrong, you’re out both a heater and air conditioner! If you are looking for a solution to your heat pump woes, the team at CARJON is here to help. We can assess your heat pump maintenance or replacement needs and outline a solution, all at a price you’ll love and customer service that will have you coming back and telling your friends. 

Heat pumps are some of the most energy efficient HVAC systems on the market today. If your system does need a replacement, they are eligible for generous incentives to make them more affordable. The CARJON team stays up to date with tax credits and rebates available throughout Rhode Island and can help determine what you qualify for. 

Get started with heat pump services today. Call CARJON at 401-232-9400 or contact us online.

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