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Springtime Heating Repairs: 3 Common Issues –

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Whether you rely on a heat pump or a furnace to keep your home warm in Orlando during the winter, now’s the time when it may start to show signs that it’s struggling to do its job. This is especially true if you have a heat pump or mini split and it was seeing heavy usage as an air conditioner before you switched it to heating mode.

No matter what type of system you have, let’s go over signs that it may be exhibiting that indicate it’s time for HVAC repair. From short cycling to weak airflow, don’t let your home comfort suffer if your HVAC system is experiencing any of these symptoms.

1. Heat Pump Issues

Homeowners in Florida who own heat pumps rely heavily on their ability as a single system to keep their homes cold during the winter and comfortable during our brief heating season. But a common issue with heat pumps rears its ugly head when it won’t switch between modes. We’re fast approaching the time of year when you’ll be making the switch from heating to cooling mode.

A heat pump that won’t switch modes will be obvious. When you switch it to cooling mode, it’ll blow hot air instead of cold air. This is usually caused by a faulty reversing valve. This is the component that allows your heat pump to operate as a 2-in-1 system. The reversing valve can wear down over time and break. Luckily, it’s an easy fix for our team.

2. Mini Split Issues

Mini splits are heat pumps that don’t require ductwork to operate (that’s why they’re also called ductless mini splits. Homeowners who own these systems come to depend on its ability to heat or cool a single zone or room of their homes. However, when one of the air handlers stops working, that custom comfort you’ve grown to love becomes a source of frustration.

The first thing you should check is the air handler’s remote control. Sometimes the batteries just need to be replaced. Also, check the air filter. Replacing or cleaning the air filter is crucial in a mini split for optimal performance and efficiency. If these tips don’t do the trick, it’s time to give us a call to pinpoint the problem and fix it.

3. Central Furnace Issues

Older homes in Florida are more likely to have a central furnace to provide heating. When a furnace is only used for a couple of months out of the year, a common furnace issue is that it doesn’t produce enough heat or have strong airflow when you finally do turn it on.

This could be due to anything from a clogged air filter which can inhibit airflow to a lack of maintenance. Annual tune-ups are still needed for a furnace despite how little you may use it. If your furnace isn’t sufficiently heating your home, give us a call for prompt repair.

Contact Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning for all your HVAC repairs and more! You will be more comfortable with the best! 

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