Looking for heat pump service for your Downers Grove home? Or perhaps you’re considering a new heat pump installation in Hinsdale, IL or the surrounding suburbs? Whatever your needs may be, Kats Heating and Cooling can help with exceptional service at an affordable price. Call us today to schedule a service appointment or a free in-home consultation!
Heat Pump Repairs in Downers Grove
As reliable as they are, heat pumps need repairs from time to time just like any other heating or air conditioning unit. Thankfully, our team of technicians has the training and experience to quickly diagnose any issue you may have. But if you’re unsure about whether you need service or not, here are a few symptoms to watch for:
If the normal stream of air coming from your vents is only blowing at a trickle, give us a call to check it out. You may have an issue with your blower or a blockage in your ducts.
Ice forming on the outdoor unit during winter can be normal, but it should go away during the defrost cycle. If it doesn’t, your defrost timer, control board, or refrigerant levels may need professional attention.
Grinding, squealing, rattling, and banging sounds all suggest that you’ve got a mechanical problem. Common culprits are the blower and motor bearings, which may need to be replaced. But loose parts in need of a quick tightening could also be to blame.
High Energy Bills
Heat pumps are known for using roughly half as much energy as traditional heaters. So if you notice your energy bills start to climb, it’s a good idea to call for service. Your heat pump may just need some simple maintenance. Or any number of your components may be preventing the heater from running as efficiently as it should.
Insufficient Heating or Cooling
If your heat pump is struggling or failing to keep you comfortable, that should be the most obvious reason to call for help. We generally see issues with refrigerant levels, compressors, or air handlers when this sort of problem arises.
If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, give us a call at 708-710-6719 so we can come out and determine the cause. In most cases, there should be a straightforward solution. And unless we need to order a specific part, we’ll have things running like new the same day.
But keep in mind that heat pumps generally enjoy a lifespan of about 15 years. So if your system is nearing the tail end of that average, replacing your heat pump may be the smarter option.
In any case, our HVAC repair tech will explain the issue to you and present you with your options for moving forward. And we’ll always provide you with honest, professional advice about what’s in your best interest.
Heat Pump Installations
Whether you’re replacing an aging unit or installing one for the first time, our team is here to guide you through the process. We’ll start by helping you choose the perfect unit for your needs and budget.
Whatever model you decide on, your new unit is likely to be far more efficient than the old one. So, you’re sure to enjoy the savings on your monthly energy bill. And if you’re replacing a furnace or boiler, those savings will be even more dramatic.
Similar advancements have made heat pumps a viable option here in our colder climate, which wasn’t the case a few decades ago. We’ll help you find a model with a high Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) rating that can handle our winters. Likewise, we’ll look for units with high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings for efficient summer performance.
Types of Heat Pumps
- Installing a new heat pump also means choosing a type. The different types of heat pumps are categorized by the medium from which the device pulls heat. Most homeowners opt for an air-source heat pump because of their affordability and ease of installation. As the name suggests, these models pull heat from the air outside your home.
- Ground-source or geothermal heat pumps pull heat from the ground outside your home. Although these models are more efficient, installing them requires burying long piping six feet underground in your yard. Although geothermal models are more efficient than air-source ones, the expensive upfront costs deter most homeowners.
- Whichever type of heat pump is right for you, we’ll help you choose between single-stage, two-stage, and variable-speed models. Two-stage heat pumps can run at both a high and low setting. Variable-speed units, on the other hand, can run at a variety of speeds. These options provide greater efficiency, but that efficiency comes with a higher cost upfront.
Perhaps the most important consideration when installing a heat pump is its size and capacity. Systems that are too small will struggle to keep you comfortable. Whereas, systems that are too large can leave your space more or less humid than you’d like.
This may sound like a lot to consider, and it can be. But we’ll work with you to understand your unique needs and budget to come up with the most effective solution. To learn about your options or schedule a free in-home consultation give us a call at (708)-710-6719 today. You can also schedule an appointment right here on our website.
Why Choose Kats Heating & Cooling for Your Heat Pump Needs?
At Kats Heating & Cooling, we take pride in being a family-owned HVAC company. We treat every client like the neighbors they are, providing the efficient, reliable, and affordable service they deserve. We’ve dedicated our careers to keeping you comfortable. So we take pride in keeping your heat pump running so smoothly that you forget that it even exists.
With over 30 years of experience, we’ve seen every issue a heat pump can have and know just how to fix them. From standard maintenance calls, to heat pump repairs and replacements, we provide every kind of HVAC service you may need.
Let us help you achieve ultimate comfort and savings in your home. Call (708) 710-6719 to speak with one of our heat pump specialists today.