If your heat pump fails to deliver the comfort you expect, call Home Squad.
There are various HVAC contractors Bothell, WA residents can call when they have problems with their heat pumps. However, since 2004, we’ve been recognized as a top appliance repair and HVAC contractor in Washington. We provide a comprehensive list of services for all of your heating and cooling needs. Contact us today to find out the difference a hometown company makes, and be sure to ask about our 99er special!
Our 21-point inspection service ensures your heat pump always remains in perfect working condition.
Common Heat Pump Issues
Many people here in Bothell rely on their heat pumps to keep them comfortable year-round. As with all appliances, the heat pump will develop problems through daily use, especially if it’s not maintained correctly. Here are the most common heat pump problems you’re likely to encounter.
- Stops producing heat
- It doesn’t give out the heat you desire
- The fan runs, but you feel cold air coming from the unit
- Frequent cycling
- Produces unusual noises like squealing, grinding, or whining
If you notice any of the above signs or something else out of the ordinary, call us for inspection.
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Do I Need an Earthquake Valve?Depending on where you live, you may be required to have an earthquake valve in place by law. However, even if it is not legally required, putting in an earthquake valve is still a good idea if you live in areas prone to this type of seismic activity. Home Squad Home Services and Repair has been installing these devices for our customers all around the Bothell, WA area for years. We would be happy to discuss your individual situation with you and help you determine whether or not an earthquake valve is a reasonable precaution for you to take.
What Are Earthquake Valves?Earthquake valves automatically shut off the gas supply to your home in the event that major seismic activity is detected in the area. When motion of a certain magnitude is present underground, a mechanism in the valve will be triggered and cut off all gas flow to your home. The action of an earthquake can cause damage to gas lines and pipes. Cutting off the gas can help prevent any fires or explosions caused by those damages, potentially saving your home. These fires and explosions are often more damaging than the actual earthquake.
When is a Ductless Mini Split System a Better Choice?
You’ve probably heard of a ductless mini split system but aren’t sure if one of these systems is right for your home. Well, sometimes these are actually the better choice and here’s why.
The mini split system provides more flexible solutions as opposed to the standard HVAC. Heat pumps and central air systems force cold and hot air through ducts while mini split systems deliver air directly into the desired room, which makes it easier to get the precise temperature and requires less energy.
Because ductless mini split systems don’t lose energy through improperly sealed ductwork, they operate more efficiently, which saves you money. Also, as mentioned, these units require less power to do the same job that an HVAC system does, which also increases your energy savings.
Since HVAC systems and heat pumps force air through ductwork, it’s not uncommon for people to experience poor indoor air quality if the ductwork gets dirty. With a mini split system, you get the option of multi-stage filtration that drastically reduces the amount of allergens, particles, and dust that goes out into your home.
Finally, if your home doesn’t have ductwork, or you’re living in an apartment, a ductless mini split system is easier and cheaper to install since you don’t have to worry about cutting holes for ducts.
What Should I Check Before Calling an HVAC Contractor?
The warm summer nights here in Washington mean that residents’ air conditioners are working overtime to keep everyone cool and comfortable, and it’s bound to happen that some systems can’t handle the load and break down. If your system isn’t putting out the cold air you desire, or if it’s not firing up at all, here are a few troubleshooting tips to check before you call an AC contractor.
If the air isn’t as cold as you desire, check that the air filter is clean and make sure there aren’t any obstructions near the outside compressor. Also, check for moisture as it may be a refrigerant leak.
If the air isn’t blowing, check the thermostat and make sure it’s set a few degrees lower than the room temperature. Also, make sure the thermostat is set to ‘cooling mode’. Check to see if any circuit breakers have been tripped, and of course, make sure the air filter is clean.
If you experience frequent on/off cycling or a system that won’t shut off, check and make sure an air register isn’t blowing directly on the thermostat, which can cause it to malfunction. Also check your refrigerant levels, and the air filter.
If you notice ice on the system, it could be that dirty air filter that’s to blame, or check to see if the coils are dirty. Also inspect the vents for obstructions.
To find out more troubleshooting tips, contact us online or call us!
Where Can I Get Replacement HVAC Filters?You can purchase replacement air filters directly from Home Services and Repair. In fact, we offer a delivery service as well so you will never have to leave your home to try and find the right kind of filter for your system. When you sign up for our annual filter replacement programs, you will receive the appropriate filter for your system from USPS every 90 days. We offer a variety of high-quality filters, so that you can be sure to get the type and size that is right for your system. If you are not sure how to install the filter yourself, our team will be happy to stop by and help you with removal of the old and installation of the new.
Why Choose a Heat Pump
Bothell homeowners have a few different choices when deciding how to heat and cool their home, and many opt for a heat pump.
Heat pumps are popular because they provide comfort throughout the year without needing two independent systems (the furnace and the AC).
Another reason people prefer heat pumps is that they’re usually less expensive to operate and more efficient than other systems.
At Home Squad, we’ve been installing and repairing heat pumps since 2004. We’ve earned a reputation in the Washington area as being a top HVAC contractor and we go out of our way to provide the best service at affordable prices.
If you’re in the market for a new heat pump, or are experiencing trouble with your current unit, you can count on the experts at Home Squad.
Home Squad is the ‘go-to’ contractor for all of your heat pump and HVAC needs. Contact us in the Bothell area at (425) 312-6767.