Has there been a change in the level of warm air coming from the heating system in your home? The main areas of the heating system that are responsible for creating warm air are the furnace and heat pump. Find out what can cause a furnace and heat pump to malfunction and interfere with the amount of warm air produced by the heater.
What Can Cause a Furnace & Heat Pump to Malfunction?
The furnace is the main part of the heating system because without it, you will receive no heat at all no matter how functional the other parts are. The main thing that causes a furnace to fail to produce heat is the pilot. It is vital for the pilot to remain ignited at all times because it is how combustion completes so heat can be produced. Repairing the pilot is an easy task because all a heating specialist will have to do is ignite it. However, sometimes the pilot can become clogged up from dirt or small insects getting inside of it.
The heat pump is another important part of the heating system. What the heat pump does is move cold air out of your house in exchange from warm air on the outside. Auxiliary heaters are used as alternatives when the heat pump is unable to obtain warm air due to freezing weather.
The heat pump can malfunction when the motor stops running. An accumulation of a lot of dirt can stall a heat pump motor, but can usually be cleaned to bring it back to a working order. The reason a heat pump accumulates a lot of dirt is because it is located on the exterior of your house. It is good to get the pump cleaned on occasion because replacing it can be expensive.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Heat Pump?
As long as you don't need any ductwork repairs done, you can expect to pay an average of up to $5,000 for a new whole house heat pump with a three ton capacity to be installed. However, if you are living in a large home that is above the average size, you will have to spend more money on a heat pump. There are also heat pumps available that are less expensive but are only able to bring in enough exterior heat for a single room. Contact a heating specialist to find out about any heating installation questions and what kind of repairs or replacements are needed for you to experience the full extent of warmth from the heating system!