KS Services has the experience and equipment needed to install and repair your Birmingham heat pump.
A heat pump is an incredibly efficient and low-cost means of warming and cooling an Alabama home. Its dual function means it’s capable of both heating and cooling a living space to exactly the temperature you desire. It makes use of minimal energy to transfer warm or cool air from one area to another.
Some heat pumps actually pull warm air out of the ground and transfer it indoors. Yet heat pumps are also engineered to function in the opposite manner. They can just as easily cool a living space by sending warm air out of your home.
The professionals at KS Services are available around the clock to ensure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency and that your home and family remain comfortable, regardless of the weather outside.
Why Choose a Heat Pump for Your Birmingham Home?
Compared to a traditional HVAC system, a heat pump provides an array of benefits. One of the main reasons that so many people in the Triangle install heat pumps is that they don’t burn fuel to create heat. In the spring and summer, they operate just like a normal air conditioner, using a special refrigerant to remove heat from the indoor air. In the winter, they do the opposite to supply the home with extra heat.
Also, heat pumps provide:
This single system serves to both warm and cool your home. That means you have less to worry about in terms of maintenance, repairs, installation, and other factors.
Compared to other HVAC systems, heat pumps are quite efficient. These devices rely on energy to transmit heat instead of constantly burning fuel to generate warmth.
Heat pumps are even designed to dehumidify a living space. The average heat pump zaps the moisture out of a humid indoor environment much more efficiently than air conditioners.
Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Professional Repair Services
The best time to call for heat pump repair in Birmingham is at the first signs of unusual or troubling behavior, to avoid further damage and prevent an unexpected breakdown. Here are some common warning signs to watch out for:
Inadequate heating or cooling
Are some rooms in your home warmer or cooler than others? Is your heat pump unable to reach the desired set temperature on your thermostat? It may be time to consider replacing an inefficient, aging heat pump with a newer more energy efficient model; however, these issues may also be the result of a faulty compressor, leaky ducts, or inadequate refrigerant levels.
Reduced air flow
A decrease in the volume of air output can signal any number of issues, including a refrigerant leak, faulty ductwork, or a clogged air filter—all of which can place undue stress on system components.
Inability to change modes
A built-in reversing valve allows your heat pump to switch from heating mode to cooling mode as the seasons change, but if it should malfunction you’ll need to call for repair.
Grinding, clicking, squealing, hissing, or other unusual sounds emanating from your heat pump are cause for concern and warrant a call for repair.
The most common cause of a build-up of ice along the coils is a refrigerant leak, requiring a professional assessment, repair, and recharging.