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Why Is My Heat Pump Constantly Running?

If your heat pump is constantly running, that means it’s working to maintain a comfortable airflow and temperature in your home. Believe it or not, the heat pump is designed to run almost continuously while it is working. If you are new to this advanced type of heating system, you may notice it more because older heating systems like a furnace tend to cycle on and off while trying to maintain the temperature in your home.

When you have a heat pump professionally installed in your home, your technician will install a system that is specifically sized to work with the space you have. As the temperatures drop in Allentown, your heat pump is pulling the heat into your home to keep your space warm. In fact, it will run and keep running to move the heat in and maintain the temperature. Even though it is running continually, your heat pump can still reduce your electric bill by 50%.

Four Reasons Why Your Heat Pump Is Running Continuously

If you have concerns that the pump is running constantly and you are sure it is not because of the cooler temperatures, you can do a simple check of the system to see if there is any need for repair. These are a few things to check:

  • Windows and doors – If your windows and doors are open or cracked, they are letting out heat and letting in colder air. The heat pump will run to achieve a comfortable temperature, so any open doors or windows will slow that process.
  • Thermostat – The thermostat set at a high temperature may have the heat pump working to keep a higher temperature, too!
  • Outdoor unit – A simple check on the outdoor unit reassures you that the system is working well.
  • The air filter – Just as with any system that uses a filter, if the filter becomes dirty or clogged, it will force the system to work harder to draw air into the home. That could be another reason it is running constantly.

Are You in Need of Heat Pump Repair? 

If you have checked these possibilities and ruled them out while keeping in mind the normality for heat pumps running continuously in the colder months, then you should reach out to your local heat pump specialist.

If you live in Allentown, the company to call is Jack Lehr. Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling, and Electric has licensed and experienced technicians who install and maintenance all types of heat pump systems. Fill out a contact form to get in touch with our experts today, or give us a call!

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