Martin Heat & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Repair’

The Short Cycling Heat Pump—Why You Need It Fixed

Monday, February 19th, 2024

The heat pump is your household’s best friend when it comes to year-round comfort. But you might notice your heat pump doing something strange. It’s turning on and off much faster than usual, sometimes five to eight times per hour. This is called short cycling, and it’s not something you want to keep happening.

What Is Short-Cycling?

Short cycling in a heat pump refers to a situation where the system turns on and off more frequently than necessary to maintain the desired temperature in a home. Instead of completing a full heating or cooling cycle, the heat pump starts and stops rapidly, leading to inefficient operation and heavier wear and tear on the system.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Only Working in One Mode?

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

The biggest advantage of using a heat pump for your home comfort is that it can work as both an air conditioner and a heater. You only need to make an adjustment to the thermostat to change the heat pump from one mode to the other. Simple, and you get excellent energy efficiency along with your comfort.

But a heat pump can malfunction in a way that it won’t change modes (or seem like it won’t). If you find your heat pump trapped in one mode, you’ll probably need professional heat pump repair in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Heat pumps aren’t something you can fix as a DIY project!

What can cause this heat pump problem? We’ll look at the most common causes below.

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