Winter is on its way, and many Northern Virginia homeowners will be turning on the heat in their homes. A heating system relies on proper maintenance, repair, and replacement (when necessary) for the whole system to run efficiently, save you money, and keep you warm.
A heat pump is a vital part of your HVAC system, and moves hot air into your home during the winter and removes unwanted hot air in the summer. Here are some common signs that it’s time for a new heat pump installation or heat pump repair:
1. Increase in Energy Expenses
Nobody likes a price spike. One of the tell-tale signs your heat pump is getting old or losing its efficiency is shown in your monthly energy bill. If your usage has not changed that much, yet the amount you are paying has increased, it may be time to consider heat pump repair service in Northern VA. Since usage may vary month to month, compare your bill this winter season to last year’s winter months.
2. Repetitive Repairs
Heat pumps generally need maintenance or fixing every few years, but if you find you’re calling for heat pump repair more than once a year, it’s a sign that the parts are wearing out. Planning your heat pump replacement now before you’re left without heat in the middle of a winter storm will ensure you and your family stay warm and comfortable.
3. Strange Sounds
Unusual noises are powerful indicators of things going wrong. Just like in a car, hearing a screeching, whining, or clanking noise while your unit is running is a big red flag, and you should get your system checked right away. Putting it off is not only noisy, but can lead to further damage and increase your total energy bill. Replacing your old noisy unit with a new model is the best way to ensure your unit’s functionality and energy efficiency.
4. New Technology
When was your heat pump installed? If you cannot remember, or if your heat pump is several years old, it may be time for an upgrade. HVAC technology and equipment has improved greatly improved over the years . A new heat pump can increase efficiency and provide long term energy savings. R.A. Dobson’s Infinity and Performance ™ heat pump installations are designed to help regulate household temperature in both the summer and winter. Many of these updated systems are designed to be reliable and affordable.
Call R.A. Dobson for Heat Pump Installation, Repair, and Replacement!
Serving Northern VA for over 40 years, we offer a 1-year warranty and top of the line energy efficient heating and air conditioning technology. Our selection of High SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rated heat pumps are quiet and will optimize your current HVAC system and provide long-term savings.
Keep your peace of mind as winter rolls through Northern VA with a working heat pump. If you’re in need of a reliable, experienced, family-run business for your heat pump repair or installation in Northern VA, call R.A. Dobson today at (703) 982-0111.