Tips For Heat Pump Repair, Delray Beach: What Now?

ROMEAIRE1101There are a lot of things you can do to extend the life of your pool heat pump; we can’t recommend enough getting a service package that includes preventative maintenance and care to ensure this huge investment in your home stays functioning in tip-top shape for as long as possible.

That said, sometimes you might encounter problems. Some of them you can handle on your own, some will require professional heat pump service. Delray Beach and the surrounding area look to RomeAire for answers to their questions; we try to offer the best advice and service to help you maintain you system at full capacity.

A common “panic call” from customers involves a blank display at the pool; the good news is, nine times out of ten it’s either a simple power breaker that’s flipped, or a fuse that’s gone out. Obviously customers are delighted when all they need to do is flip a switch or replace a fuse; the other possibility is a failed component inside the heater itself, and that will require a service call.

Another regular problem is an indicator on the heater that reads “low flow” or similar. Again, the usual solution is an easy one; a dirty filter can slow the heater’s flow enough to engage the warning, and replacing it is simple enough. On the other hand, if the filter isn’t the problem, the heater valves themselves might be incorrectly set — or the bypass valve might be too far open, lowering the flow through the heater. Either way we’ve got the experience and equipment to troubleshoot for you, and can usually resolve the problem in a single visit.

For more information about the repair and heat pump installation Delray Beach has come to trust most, please contact us today!

How to Know If You Need Heat Pump Repair

heratpumpHeat pumps are remarkably efficient ways to heat and cool your home; they require less energy in general, because instead of creating heat, they simply transfer it around as needed. They’re environmentally friendly, and in our moderate climates, they’re a fantastic choice.

But no matter how well they’re manufactured or installed, eventually every heat pump will need repair or at least maintenance. There are usually a few signs home and business owners can be on the lookout for to help them know when they need heat pump service.

The first and most obvious sign a heat pump repair is in order is that the system seems less effective than it used to; if rooms don’t seem as hot or as cool as they did when the system was first installed, you may need to contact a heat pump service professional to take a look and bring it back up to par.

If the heat pump doesn’t come on, of course, you have a repair situation and should call a heat pump repair company; more subtly, if the heat pump switches on and off more often than you remember, there may be a problem ranging from a simple blocked filter to a more complicated sensor issue. Similarly, if your heat pump seems to regularly trip the switch in your circuit breaker box, there’s a problem; contact a heat pump service professional immediately.

Finally, when your heat pump is operating, stand still and listen. If you hear sounds you haven’t heard before, such as light squeaking or grinding noises coming from the unit, switch it off immediately and contact a heat pump repair specialist immediately before a small problem becomes a big one.

For more information about heat pump repair and heat pump service, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

Put Your Pool Heat Pump Maintenance Schedule on Autopilot

pool maint picYour pool heat pump is truly an underappreciated miracle of physics. When you think about all it does for you – extracting heat from the surrounding warm air, intensifying that heat through the use of a compressor, imparting the heat to the water of your pool and then exhausting the cold air, while using a fraction of the energy that an all-electric or all-gas system would use – you’d think you’d give it more than a passing thought.

But while many pool heat pumps are marveled at when first installed, and perhaps remembered now and again when the owner looks over a lower energy bill, most languish in neglect until such time that they experience a catastrophic failure. And while we recognize those failures result in lucrative service calls for someone, we’d rather be known as the pool heat pump specialists who helped you prevent an expensive repair job.

That’s why we offer pool heat pump maintenance programs that can be designed for any budget, from the residential pool owner with a small pool heat pump to the commercial customer with multiple pools and pumps to maintain. Our maintenance plans can be crafted in such a way as to bring our skilled technicians to your pool at a variety of intervals, to stay abreast of any problems that might be developing within the system as well as keep up with the simple maintenance tasks we recommend to all our customers.

Our pool heat pump preventative service schedule includes cleaning the evaporator coil and base pan, checking Freon pressures and amperage draws, tightening all the electrical connections which can come loose over time and testing the system for generally proper operation. Scheduling maintenance just twice a year can significantly reduce the likelihood of major problems and keep your system in tip-top shape throughout the swimming season. For more information about our pool heat pump maintenance program, contact us today!