Heat Pump Repair in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas

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When you need heat pump repair in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, confide in the experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C..

Your heat pump works hard to keep your house comfy.

Dissimilar to air conditioners, the outdoor equipment on heat pumps doesn’t get to rest when the temperatures cool down.

Instead, your heat pump works all year to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. That perpetual effort can culminate in the need for repairs.

If that time does occur, Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. is elated to help. We can service most any heat pump. We work hard to make your home comfortable again as soon as possible.

Your satisfaction, effectiveness and safety are our top concerns. We’re happy to show you when you trust us with your home comfort. Reach out to us at 956-630-3522 today to schedule an appointment.


5 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Fixed

Now that you understand some of the usual factors of heat pump damage, it might be good to understand how those concerns come about. Here are some general signs something is going awry with your heat pump.

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1. Heat Pump Layered in Ice

During the frigid days of winter, it’s viable that your outdoor equipment will have some ice development. When this occurs, your equipment should switch into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your full unit is covered in ice and does not defrost, you have an issue that needs professional service.

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2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling

By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump starts and turns off before it’s had the opportunity to deliver your space to your desired temperature. This is a signal that your heat pump is the wrong size for your home. If it’s not fixed, it could damage your heat pump.

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3. Energy Dues are Going Up

Your heat pump is one of the most productive heating and cooling solutions around—particularly if you take care of it. If you’re doing what you can to maintain your equipment and are still watching your energy bills climb, it’s time to call in an expert.

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4. Heat Pump is Loud

Your heat pump is not going to totally noiseless, but it also shouldn’t be unusually roaring. If you’re picking up new sounds from your unit—particularly any that sound out of place—you ought to have a pro look it over.

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5. HVAC System Seems Weaker

Decreased home comfort is maybe the most obvious—and aggravating—proof you may need a patch. If you’ve tested adjusting your setting and nothing seems to work, Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. can help.

Common Origins of Heat Pump Problems

There are various items that can cause issues for your unit. Following are some of the most common repairs.
  • Shortage of maintenance. Like you, your unit needs to be taken care of to stay in good order. You have an annual checkup. Your unit has seasonal maintenance. You should bring in an HVAC pro twice a year to help your heat pump stay healthy. Without maintenance, you’re placing your system at risk for a breakdown.
  • Clogged filter. One of the least complicated ways to keep your heat pump on track is to frequently examine and change your air filter. If you avoid it, your system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Operating overtime like that can lead to damage, and eventually, a repair.
  • Mechanism failure. Your unit includes quite a few parts—both moving and stationary. They’re all important to heating and cooling your space efficiently. When a single component breaks down, it can be difficult—or unbearable—for your system to carry on without a repair.
  • Thermostat problems. Your thermostat is a precise device. Any issue with it could make your house less cozy.


Should I Fix or Change My Heat Pump?

When your system stops working, it seems only normal to call for service. But sometimes, a fix isn’t worth the money. In those times, an updated unit is a better investment. Here are some points that can help you see if a fix is a better option:
  • Your system is under 10 years old. If your system is still relatively young, a mend likely is smart. It still has a lot of life left to live. On the other hand, if your heat pump is up there in years, a new unit might make more financial sense.
  • You haven’t mended your heat pump many times. If a fix on your unit is a somewhat unfrequent situation, you may want to follow through with the repair. If you feel like you’ve been repairing your system pretty often, it could be time to consider a replacement.
  • The repair you need is inexpensive. If specialist can resolve of your concern quickly and the price is relatively low, a mend is most likely your best choice. However, if your repair will take you for quite a bit—like updating your heat pump’s compressor—it’s likely better to put those savings into a new heat pump that will serve you for a lot longer.
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Schedule Your Heat Pump Service Appointment Right Away

A Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. specialist can guide you through all your alternatives and help you figure out if a repair or replacement is best for your system. No matter what you want, we’re ready to help. Call us at 956-630-3522 or contact us online.

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