Heat Pump Service
Call Us Right Away if Your Heat Pump Fails
Call us when your need heat pump service or maintenance. Though heat pumps have less parts that can fail than many other systems, there is always the risk that something can go wrong. Should your heat pump ever malfunction, call New England Heat Pumps for fast and reliable repairs.
We have years of experience working with heat pumps in the greater Bangor area as well as Central & Coastal Maine, so we can quickly identify and remedy what is troubling your heat pump. Don’t go without comfort longer than you have to – call today and request heat pump repair services in Bangor, Brewer, and beyond.
Ensure Maximum Efficiency With Routine Heat Pump Service
The best way to prevent breakdowns and maintain efficiency is to have an expert inspect and clean your heat pump regularly. Having New England Heat Pumps clean your system once a year will help you keep it running smoothly year round. We also have service plans available to help you keep up with maintenance. Call today for more information.
Information About Heat Pumps
Heat pumps not only provide heat, they also can provide cooling air during hot weather. Heat pumps don’t burn fuel and don’t consume electricity through an element. This means they’re less of a fire risk. A heat pump works in much the same way as a fridge or an air conditioner. A liquid soaks up heat when it turns into a gas and radiates hear when it goes from being a gas to being a liquid.
During hot weather, heat pumps work in exactly the same way as a central air conditioning unit. They remove heat from the house through vents to the outside. Then, a refrigerant (a liquid of composed of various chemicals) is pumped through the evaporator coil tubing. The refrigerant expands as it travels through the tubing and changes to a gas as it absorbs heat from the surrounding air.
After this has happened, a blower pushes air past the cold tubing through the ducts and into the home. The gas in the tubing goes through a compressor and starts to become a liquid again. It then moves to a condenser outside the house, where it fully returns to a liquid state.
The heat pump uses the same principle in reverse during cold weather. It takes the warmth from the cold air from outside the house and pumps it into the building. This works very well until the temperature gets below freezing, at which time the heat pump will likely not provide enough heat to keep the house’s occupants comfortable. If this is the case, an auxiliary heater is necessary.
Basics of Heat Pump Service and Maintenance
A good general rule for heat pump maintenance is that problems should be taken care of as quickly as possible. Leaving an issue untreated for an extensive period can lead to much higher repair costs. This is especially true for problems involving the compressor, as these issues can get very expensive very quickly.
Heat pump maintenance is a good deal more complicated than the maintenance of an air conditioner, and is best left to the professionals. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t perform basic preventative maintenance yourself. In fact, professionals advise that you do this on a regular basis. The most important thing you can do is clean the filter regularly to keep it from getting clogged with dirt. When you’re doing this, check the system for any other objects that may have gotten lodged in the ducts. Often, leaves or twigs will fall into the ducts. Remove these as soon as possible to avoid bigger problems.
When The Power Goes Out And You Have A Heat Pump
If the power goes out and comes back within an hour, you should be fine. This is what happens for the vast majority of power outages. You do not need to call a professional every time the power goes out. If the power goes out for more than an hour, don’t operate the unit for the rest of the day if you can help it. This is especially true if the temperature is lower than 50 degrees.
The reason that you have to leave the heat pump off if the power has been out is the lubricant in the oil reservoir may be too cold to circulate properly. It may cause damage to the unit if it is turned on at this point. You should simply put it on the “emergency heat” setting, which will keep the pump from running.
Once you’ve put the pump on this setting, leave it in this mode for six to eight hours. After this time has passed, turn the pump to its normal heating level. If the pump doesn’t work at this point, then it is time to call the professionals.
New England Heat Pumps Offers Affordable Heat Pump Service and Maintenance
Though heat pumps have less parts that can fail than many other systems, there is always the chance that something can go wrong. Should your heat pump ever malfunction, call New England Heat Pumps for fast and reliable repairs. We service the Greater Bangor Area, MDI, Northern and Coastal Maine. Contact us today!