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Why Does My Heat Pump Run Constantly?

heat pump basics massachusettsIf this is your first winter with a heat pump, you may be surprised – or maybe a little concerned – to see that it runs almost constantly.

Don’t worry – it’s supposed to work that way!

Your heat pump is designed to run most of the time during the winter as it works to maintain constant airflow and a consistent temperature in your home. Unlike a furnace or boiler, which works for short, intensive bursts, a heat pump is constantly drawing heat from outdoor air into your home to keep your space warm. Rather than blasting your space with heat, a heat pump continuously makes small adjustments to keep your air at the target thermostat temperature in the most efficient way possible.

When you have a heat pump professionally installed by heating experts, your technician will help you choose a system that is matched to the size and layout of your home – that way your equipment is able to handle dropping temperatures in Middlesex and Norfolk counties.

Other Reasons Your Heat Pump Might Be Always Running

If you suspect your heat pump is running constantly for some reason other than normal operation, here are a few other possible reasons you should check out:

  • Open windows/doors – If your windows or doors are open, your heat pump will struggle to reach your target thermostat temperature.
  • A mis-set thermostat – Setting your thermostat temperature too high will keep your heat pump working longer and harder than necessary. Aim for a temperature of 68 degrees during winter – a temperature that best balances efficiency and comfort, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • A clogged air filter – A blocked air filter will force the system to work harder (and more often) to push air through ducts and into your home.
  • A malfunctioning condensate pump – A condensate pump collects water that builds up within your heat pump system, then sends that water outside your home. If it isn’t working properly, your heat pump could keep running – or stop altogether.

Heat Pump Repair Service Near You

If you’ve ruled out these problems and still can’t get your heat pump to work normally, it’s best to reach out to the most reliable heat pump repair specialist in MA – Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling. Our experts will get your equipment working right again, taking care of all heat pump repairs to your COMPLETE satisfaction.

Looking for heat pump installations, heat pump repairs, or heat pump maintenance in Eastern Massachusetts? Trust the pros at Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling. Contact us today to learn more!