Looking for an energy efficient way to heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer? High efficiency air conditioners and furnaces are both viable options, but in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, we have the perfect climate for another kind of system – the heat pump. If want to install a heat pump in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC, call Magnolia Heating & Air Conditioning today!
Benefits of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are so efficient because they don’t burn fuel to create heat. Instead, they run on electricity and use a special kind of refrigerant that moves heat around – from inside to outside to provide cooling in the summer, and from outside to inside to provide heating in the winter. Heat pumps can provide heat even when it seems cold outside – they are usually still good even when temperatures get to as low as 20 F, perfect for Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC winters! Most heat pumps also have backup electric heating options for those occasional times when the weather outside gets colder than that, and some people choose to add backup natural gas heaters just in case. However, many homeowners who install heat pumps get all the heat they need and end up saving hundreds of dollars per year on heating costs!
Heat Pump Repair and Inspection
Is your heat pump having trouble producing heat, proving lukewarm or cool air, or turning off and on too often? Call Magnolia Heating & Air Conditioning! We provide DC heat pump repair and DC heat pump replacement services throughout the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC area so you can be sure your heat pump issues will be fixed in no time. We can also provide heat pump inspection and maintenance during the spring and fall so your heat pump is ready to provide all the heating or cooling you’ll need for the seasons ahead.
Common Heat Pump Problems (and How to Solve Them)
My heat pump doesn’t produce heat - almost all heat pump failures or problems are caused by thermostat failure, blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers. If the heat doesn’t come on even when the thermostat is set above the current temperature of the room, make sure the thermostat is turned on the “heat” setting and that the thermostat is wired correctly. If it is, make sure the heat pump is receiving power. Check the circuit breaker – if it is currently switched “off” switch it back to “on.” If the circuit breaker keeps tripping back to “off” you may have a short in the electrical system. If the heat pump is connected to a power switch, make sure it is turned on.
My heat pump is frozen - if the condenser is frozen, turn it off. Make sure none of the return-air registers are blocked and the filter is not clogged. If you can’t find a problem with the air flow to the unit, there could be a bigger problem. Call Magnolia!
My heat pump provides lukewarm air - first, make sure your thermostat is set at desired temperature and make sure that your room heating registers are open. Then, clean and/or replace heat pump filter if it’s dirty and make sure all of your heat pump’s auxiliary heating elements (if applicable) are working. If none of that works, try cleaning the coils of the outdoor condensing unit.
My heat pump turns on and off too often - this could be a thermostat problem OR you could have a clogged filter, which would cause the heat pump to overheat frequently. Clean or replace the filter.
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If you’re ready to experience the energy saving benefits of installing a heat pump in your Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC home, call Magnolia Heating & Air Conditioning. We can install a new heat pump in your home or repair your existing heat pump system so it will provide years of reliable service.