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Some Heat Pump Behavior You Might See in Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2016

If this is the first winter that you’ve had a heat pump, either because you had one installed during the earlier parts of the year, or you’ve moved into a house that has a heat pump in place, then you might be surprised at how it operates in winter. In fact, you might think that the heat pump is malfunctioning and needs to have professional repairs.

However, some of this behavior is perfectly normal for a heat pump. It’s just that you aren’t used to it and the signs can seem alarming. There are two in particular that we’d like to draw your attention to… (more…)

Is Your Heat Pump Going to Make It Through the End of the Year?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

A heat pump takes on an enormous work load during the year in coastal Texas. It has to handle highs in the 90s through most of the summer, and then will need to come on regularly during winters that are cooler than in most other parts of the state. Although a heat pump is well-suited for the range of temperatures we experience here, it will eventually reach a point where it may suffer a final breakdown during either the summer or winter. Right now, during the cooling off after summer, is a good time to evaluate whether your heat pump will work through the end of the year—or if you should replace it. (more…)

Why Won’t My Heat Pump Send Out Cool Air?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

As the weather starts to warm up, heat pumps will switch over to air conditioning mode—and they’ll soon settle in for the long summer of cooling down homes. It’s important to schedule regular maintenance for your home’s heat pump at this time of year to prepare it for the heavy workload ahead. You should also pay close attention to anything the might seem amiss with it, so you can have the repairs done immediately.

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Some Heat Pump Malfunctions You Might Encounter This Winter

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Heat pumps are becoming more popular for homes every year as the technology behind them advances. If this is your first winter using a heat pump to provide your household with warmth, you may want to pay special attention to it to see that it is running correctly. Although heat pumps are built to last for around 15 years, they can still encounter repair problems along the way that will need fast attention from professionals. Below are some of the more common malfunctions a heat pump may encounter over the winter. (more…)

Help! My Heat Pump Won’t Switch to Heating Mode!

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We’re starting to experience colder evenings now in the Corpus Christi area, and we can also expect cooler days ahead as we move into winter. For many of you, this means switching your heat pump over from cooling mode to heating mode. The ease of making this change is one of the biggest advantages that a heat pump provides.

But what if your heat pump won’t stop cooling? If you change the thermostat so that the heat pump sends out hot air, but you don’t receive any warmth from it, then there could be a number of problems. Here are the two most common:

Thermostat malfunction

It’s possible that the thermostat is at fault, not the heat pump itself. If a thermostat loses its connection to the reversing valve (see below) in the heat pump, it won’t be able to change the system from one mode to another. A temperature miscalibration could also be responsible. Whatever the case, you’ll need to have an HVAC technician look into the thermostat and repair it. In some cases, it’s simply better to upgrade to a new thermostat with improved features so you can get the best service from your heat pump.

Broken reversing valve

The key component that makes a heat pump a heat pump (as opposed to a standard air conditioner) is the reversing valve. This valve is attached to the refrigerant line that exits the compressor, and it directs the refrigerant in one of two directions. Depending on the direction, the heat pump will be in heating or cooling mode. If the valve breaks and gets stuck in one position, the heat pump will not be able to switch modes. To fix this, professionals will remove and replace the reversing valve.

Don’t tamper with the heat pump on your own! Call for the professionals at Justice Air Conditioning & Heating. We offer 24-hour service for heat pumps in Corpus Christi, TX.

The Special Component That Makes a Heat Pump a Heat Pump

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A heat pump is one of the most useful ways of providing comfort for a home in a place with hot summers and mild winters. A heat pump works like an air conditioner, except it can change the direction that it moves heat so that instead of moving heat out of a home, it can also move heat into a home. This makes a heat pump an excellent summer air conditioner and an efficient winter heater. (more…)