Heat pumps are one of the most efficient means to heat and cool your home or business. A heat pump works as a combination unit providing heat during the winter months, while providing cooling during the hot Western Pennsylvanian summers. In addition, a heat pump can also work to naturally humidify a home or office – this eschews the need to have an additional humidifier as is typical with a forced air furnace.
Because the heat pump unit typically runs continuously throughout the year, it is important to keep up with annual maintenance on these units. We always recommend our customers join our energy maintenance program (EMA). Our EMA provides the best value to you and your family by ensuring that your equipment is always maintained by an expert who can spot trouble and repair your heat pump before the problem worsens. Learn more about our EMA programs here.
Heat pumps tend to have a higher initial cost, but over time the energy savings can be substantial. We cannot stress enough how important it is to maintain your heat pump to ensure that it is working optimally all year round. Our Energy Maintenance Agreements (EMA) are an excellent way to ensure that your investment is serviced by qualified, licensed technicians.
Occasionally a heat pump unit will develop a smell problem called “dirty sock syndrome.” This is an issue that causes problems for about 1-2% percent of all installed heat pumps, but it’s most common in humid and warmer climates. It is a frustrating problem that can be difficult to fix. Keep in mind that all heating systems will cause an odor the first time they are used, and often for the next few start-ups as well.
The cause of the “dirty sock syndrome” is a case of bacteria left untreated in units that are not regularly maintained and inspected. Often times it is the case that through regular repairs on your heat pump and a regular heat pump tune-ups this problem can be caught and addressed. We recommend to regularly maintain your unit either with our EMA program or through regular check ins with our team of licensed experts.
Fix a Broken Heat Pump
A broken heat pump can cause a lot of headaches. If you should find that your heat pump is not working or you suspect that your heat pump may have a problem, please reach out to our offices and schedule a FREE estimate on your heating system.
Our team of licensed technicians have extensive experience on all makes of models of heat pumps. We have seen it all, from leaky units to broken components, but most importantly, we’ve fixed them all. Our technicians are dispatched promptly and arrive with all the tools to estimate and repair your heat pump.
Don’t hesitate or go another day with a broken heat pump: our team is on call 24/7, even on weekends and holidays, to ensure your home is kept comfortable and your heat pump is operational. Call us today, (724) 789-7197
Call McDonald Plumbing & HVAC For All of Your Home Heating Needs
At Kenneth McDonald Plumbing & HVAC we strive to be the best in the business. Our team of skilled, NATE certified technicians have vast knowledge and expertise in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning industry. We are here to help you with your plumbing and HVAC emergencies, as well as your residential or business maintenance needs.
Our technicians arrive equipped to get the job done right the first time. Give us a call at: 724-789-7197 and you’ll find that our certified technicians have simple, convenient, prompt, and affordable solutions to all of your plumbing and hvac problems.