Heat Pumps by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

If you notice than your Heat Pump is short cycling (turning off and on rapidly multiple times per day) it could mean a variety of things from an oversized heat pump to a faulty thermostat or bad fan motor.  You want to make sure this issue is addressed as soon as possible before your Heat Pump quits working.

Heat Pumps use more energy when they turn off and on then when they run their normal process.  The effort it takes to power down or shut on and off is far greater than simply running once it kicks on.  The process of turning the pump on creates much more strain and stress on the components that running at its normal pace.  This increases the chances of a breakdown.

You should be accustomed to the sound your Heat Pump fan makes and the compressor coming on during heating & cooling cycles.  If the sound begins to change because the compressor is behaving differently by shutting off early, it usually means short cycling is occurring.

Short cycling will often result in uneven heating and cooling distribution in your home and of course if the system shots down; it won’t have a chance to heat or cool the entire home.  Another warning sign is changes in your power bill.  If you notice an increase that you can’t account for with seasons or household size changing, you may want to have a professional from Treat’s Heating & Cooling come out and diagnose your equipment.

Call Treat’s Heating & Cooling at 360.825.0800 for all of your heating & cooling needs.  We have served many satisfied customers over the last 41 years.

The Enumclaw, WA Heat Pumps experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.