Heat Pump Repair

Being prepared for the unpredictable temperature shifts in Des Moines, Iowa, means you know what to do when your heat pump stops working.

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Heat Pump Repair

You want to make sure that you’re comfortable while inside at home, especially as the seasons are changing. Heat pumps keep the temperature in your house comfy year-round. 

Contact Bell Brothers, your local, professional, and friendly HVAC technicians who will handle all your heat pump repair service needs. We provide customers in Des Moines and the surrounding areas with prompt heating and HVAC expertise when they need it most.

Heat Pump Repair Services

Repairs to heat pumps should be left to the pros. Typically, there are a few main parts that a technician will check while doing maintenance or repairs.

  1. Inspect the air filter: A dirty air filter will reduce efficiency. We will recommend replacing the filter if necessary to avoid further issues.
  2. Check the refrigerant: The refrigerant level is checked, as this is what transfers heat. Any leaks will be fixed.
  3. Examine the thermostat and reversing valve: Test to make sure the thermostat, reversing valve, and heat sensors are all working properly.

Common Heat Pump Issues

There are several signs that your heat pump is malfunctioning.

Not Enough Cool Air

If there is not enough cool air circulating through your home, the air filter is likely dirty or clogged. This is usually solved by installing a new air filter.

Incorrect Cycling

A problem with the compressor may lead to incorrect cycling. This will raise an issue with the consistency of the air distribution.

Blowing Hot Air

If your heat pump system is blowing hot air, there is trouble with the reversing valve. The valve controls the direction of the refrigerant flow, which determines the direction of the hot air.

Loss of Heat or Cool Air

Your heat pump needs a certain amount of refrigerant to work properly. If your system is only blowing room-temperature air, there is a refrigerant leak somewhere.

Strange Noises

Rattling, grinding, or squealing sounds may indicate loose hardware or cover panels. Shut off your system and call the pros at Bell Brothers right away because this is a serious issue.

Increase in Heating or Cooling Cost

A change in your energy costs may suggest a problem with your heat pump. If the system is working harder or less than usual, it may need maintenance or repairs.


How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Heat pumps require regular maintenance and repair to perform at peak efficiency. But how do they work? 

Heat pumps harness the heat from the outside and release it into your home through your ventilation system as warm air. A refrigerant that circulates throughout the system collects heat from the ambient air. After the refrigerant is compressed, a high-temperature, high-pressure gas is produced, and the ducts transmit it throughout the house.

In order to lower the temperature inside your house during the winter or on unusually cool days, they can draw hot air from within and release it outside. Bell Brothers takes care of your heat pump maintenance and repairs, putting your mind at ease.


Why Choose Bell Brothers for Heat Pump Repairs

The technicians at Bell Brothers provide thorough installation, repair, and heat pump maintenance for the residents in the greater Des Moines, IA, area. We offer honest, expert advice and repairs for heat pumps, so you can quickly get your home back to feeling comfortable.