McDonald Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘heat pump repair’

Your Heat Pumps Mode-Switching Problem, Explained

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Your heat pump has a fair few working parts moving all at the same time. Eventually, something’s going to go wrong, but it’s perplexing when you know the machine is running just fine–it just won’t switch from cooling to heating, or vice versa.

While it’s frustrating, it’s thankfully a common problem with some easy fixes you can try yourself. We’ve seen a lot of heat pump repair in Sarasota, FL over the years, so let’s share what we know so you can get your heat pump moving again.

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5 Ways to Extend Your Heat Pump Lifespan

Monday, April 24th, 2023

Heat pumps are energy-efficiency powerhouses, but they’re not without the need for maintenance and repairs. You want your heat pump to last for as long as possible, which is exactly what we’re going to teach you to do.

If you’re about to get heat pump replacement in Sarasota, FL, you need to start this new heat pump’s life off with quality maintenance, and these simple tips to help keep it alive for longer.

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3 Sounds Your AC Should Definitely Make

Monday, July 18th, 2022

We know that we talk a lot about sounds your system shouldn’t make, because that’s a vital part of owning an AC unit. Sounds like grinding, shrieking, hissing, and bubbling are pretty much always signs that you need to call our team for heat pump repair in Sarasota, FL.

However, we never really talk about the noises your AC should make. The first reason why we rarely do that, is because heat pump systems and other air conditioners are quiet. They’re easy to forget about while they’re working when they’re working well. So, if you don’t hear anything currently, then that’s not really a bad thing.

Secondly, we just don’t want homeowners to get confused. If you hear a loud or disconcerting noise (especially one that isn’t mentioned down below), then we urge you to call us for help. Let’s try and figure out what these common noises mean.

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Is Your Heat Pump Blowing Hot Air?

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Unlike the rest of the country, our heat pumps need to keep providing us with air conditioning so we can survive the heatwaves that are still ahead of us. We don’t really get any respite from the sun down here, and we like it that way!

However, when your heat pump is working against you, then there could be some problems. For instance, a heat pump is supposed to easily switch between heating and cooling modes for when you need different comfort settings. When your heat pump starts becoming more stubborn, and it’s not switching when you need it to, then that can be a signal for repairs.

Luckily, you’ve got us! Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. provides fast and affordable heat pump repair in Sarasota, FL. No hassles, no surprise prices, just good services for a community that needs it. Read on to learn more about how to tell if you need our help.

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What’s Wrong with My Heat Pump?

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Uh oh, it’s time to switch your system from cooling mode to heating mode while we deal with a cold spell, but something went wrong. The switch seems to be stuck or unresponsive and your system is jettisoning cold air into your house when you need to warm up! What the heck is going on?

Don’t worry, this is a fairly common occurrence. Heat pumps aren’t without their own specific problems, and this is one that can baffle homeowner or drive them to believe that their heat pump is ruined. If this is the issue, then it’s probably not ruined. Heat pumps in Sarasota, FL sometimes need expert repairs just like any gas furnace or ductless system, and our team can be the one that provides it.

While you’re waiting for our help, why not see the details below about why your system is treating you so poorly?

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