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    If You Don’t Know About Heat Pumps, These Are The Most Common Problems

    Heat pumps, when they are working efficiently, are a great way to quickly warm up your home in winter and cool it down in the summer. Of course, if you have moved for the first time into a home which has a heat pump installed, you may not be aware of what to look out for when it comes to checking whether or not it is operating efficiently.

    Here at A&E Air Conditioning and Heating we have created a short list of the most common problems associated with heat pumps so that you can make the most of having one installed in your home.

    • System seems ineffective – this can usually be put down to one of three reasons. First, check the thermostat to ensure it is working correctly. Second, check the air filter has not become blocked – this should be checked fortnightly and cleaned/replaced once a month. Lastly, check that the air ducting hasn’t become partially/fully blocked.
    • Your fuel bill is higher than expected – while your heat pump may appear to be working well, if it isn’t running efficiently, it can use twice as much energy to perform normal tasks. If you don’t have your heat pump regularly serviced, the only way a problem gets identified is when it is too late and you end up paying for it, in more terms than one!
    • No air circulation – If you place your hand under the air handler, you should feel a warm current of air. If you don’t, then the most likely problem is that your motor has broken down or the fan belt has broken.

    We think heat pumps are a great way to heat your home, but just because they seem effective and easy to operate doesn’t mean they will work forever without any problems if not looked after. If you’re not sure of your current heat pump is working efficiently or not, why not give us a call and book an inspection – it could turn out our visit will save you hundreds of dollars in the long-term.


    **A&E Air Conditioning & Heating is a full service HVAC company providing Air Conditioning and Heating installation and repair services in San Antonio, Bulverde, New Braunfels, Boerne, Buda, Kyle and surrounding areas.