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Signs Your Heat Pump Needs a Tune Up

Signs Your Heat Pump Needs a Tune Up

There are several signs you might notice that let you know it's time for a heat pump tune up, repair or replacement. Let's take a look. 

 
1. Strange smells - Strange smells are a sign of a problem. Different smells can indicate different problems. For example, a burning oil smell often indicates a worn out belt in your heat pump. A damp or musty odor can indicate that mold growth is happening inside the unit. You definitely don't want to breathe that in! If you notice unusual smells when your heat pump is running, it's time for a tune-up. 
 
2. Strange sounds - When working correctly, your heat pump should have a consistent but very soft humming sound when it runs. If you're hearing rattling, groaning or banging noises, that is not normal. Strange sounds are often a warning sign that a serious breakdown is imminent. If you hear strange sounds when your heat pump is operating, it's time for a tune up. 
 
3. It's old - If your heat pump is old, in the 10-15 years old range, you definitely need to keep up with regular tune-ups. Older systems are not as energy efficient as newer systems. A tune up gets your heat pump into the most optimal running conditions possible so it works as efficiently as possible. Heat pumps in that age range should also be considered for possible replacement. You'll definitely save on your utility bills with a new system and not have to worry about a breakdown. 
 
4. Increasing electric bill - If you notice your electric bill going up and up, pay attention to how frequently or quickly your system is cycling on. Systems that need a tune up tend to cycle on and off more quickly, meaning the system runs more frequently and thus uses more energy than a tuned up heat pump. This increased use of energy shows up as rising costs on your electric bill. 
 
5. Running but not heating/cooling - If your heat pump is running and you feel the air flow but it is not able to heat or cool your home to the temperature setting, it's time for a tune up. Not being able to keep up to temperature is a sure sign that something is either not working properly or has become gunked up. 
 
Does your heat pump need a tune up? If it is showing any of these common warning signs, it's time for a tune up. Ideally, it's best to have a tune-up at least once per year before the winter chill comes. Manufacturers often recommend having a tune up or regular maintenance twice yearly, in the spring and the fall. Despite this recommendation, many people go several years without having any kind of regular maintenance or tune up on their heat pump or HVAC system. We get it! Life gets busy and time flies. However, if you haven't had a tune up in a few years (or ever), it's time to give Carolina Comfort Systems a call. We'll tune up your heat pump and look for any small problems before they become a major breakdown. 
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Bryant has released two new Evolution Extreme units - the Evolution Extreme 26 Air Conditioner and the Evolution Extreme 24 Heat Pump. These units are designed to be installed as part of a complete Bryant system and are compatible with other Bryant Evolution components, including the Evolution Connex Control that includes several smart features. For example, these units can analyze data about your comfort preferences, then automatically and continuously adjust their operations to efficiently meet those comfort preferences. Let's dive in and explore some more features and capabilities of these units. 

 

Energy Star Certified

The Bryant Evolution Extreme units are both Energy Star Certified. This means thThe Bryant Evolution Extreme units are both Energy Star Certified. This means they're not only energy efficient but can also qualify for incentives, rebates and credits reserved for Energy Star Certified appliances, when and where available. 
ey're not only energy efficient but can also qualify for incentives, rebates and credits reserved for Energy Star Certified appliances, when and where available. 

 

AeroQuiet

TheThe Bryant Evolution Extreme units both offer the AeroQuiet System II feature. This feature provides ultra-quiet operation as low as 51 decibel sound levels. This is the quietest sound level available for any variable-speed outdoor category. These units operate up to 50% quieter than competitor models. 
 Bryant Evolution Extreme units both offer the AeroQuiet System II feature. This feature provides ultra-quiet operation as low as 51 decibel sound levels. This is the quietest sound level available for any variable-speed outdoor category. These units operate up to 50% quieter than competitor models. 

 

High SEER

The new Evolution Extreme units by Bryant are some of the most energy efficient units on the market. The air conditioner unit can get up to a SEER of 26 while the heat pump can get up to a SEER of 24. This saves you money on your monthly utility costs. These units are available in both four ton and five ton systems. The fully variable-speed compressor allows the units to continuously make adjustments to the air flow, temperature, humidity and air quality. 

 

Dehumidifying

The Evolution Extreme units from Bryant offer enhanced dehumidification that removes up to 400% more moisture than a standard system. When indoor air is properly dehumidified, it feels cooler. Cooler feeling air allows you to increase the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees without sacrificing comfort. This saves you money on your monthly utility bill. 

 
Want to learn more about the new Evolution Extreme air conditioner and heat pump from Bryant? Call Carolina Comfort Systems. We have all the details you want to know about these exciting new offerings. 
 
 

 

 
 
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