Heat Pump

Quality Heat Pump Repair and Replacement

An electric heat pump in Atlanta not only has the capability to provide heating for your home but also offers cooling functions. When compared to conventional heating systems, such as a gas furnace, it is highly probable that you will experience lower energy costs as well.

Heat pumps operate in conjunction with an air handler, responsible for distributing air throughout your residence. Although an air handler may bear a resemblance to a furnace, it doesn’t generate heat through the combustion of fuel. Nonetheless, certain air handler models may incorporate supplementary electric heating or cooling components to support the heat pump’s operation.

If you find yourself in need of heat pump maintenance or repair services, don’t hesitate to reach out to Peachtree Service Experts. We possess the expertise to service any heat pump model with precision and reliability.

The Consequences of Neglected Maintenance

Inadequate system maintenance can have financial repercussions. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an unmaintained heat pump, on average, can consume 10 to 25 percent more energy. Furthermore, it becomes more susceptible to breakdowns and premature failure.

If your HVAC system isn’t delivering optimal heating or is exhibiting operational issues, please consult the troubleshooting checklist below.



  1. Lack of Heat: Verify that your thermostat is set to “on” and “heat.” Additionally, ensure that no circuit breakers have tripped. In the case of a recently installed thermostat, confirm that it is compatible with heat pumps and correctly wired.
  2. Insufficient Heat: Reduced airflow and potential system damage may result from dirty filters, fans, and coils. Replace your air filter monthly, clean the unit’s coils and fan, and eliminate any yard debris that may have accumulated around it. Blocked air ducts, malfunctioning valves, or inadequate refrigeration flow could also be causing the issue.
  3. Cold Air Instead of Heat: Heat pump air may not be as warm as that produced by a forced-air furnace. However, if it still feels excessively cold, set the thermostat to emergency heat mode and raise it at least 5 degrees above the room temperature. If warm air is produced, there may be a problem with the outdoor unit. Cold air, on the other hand, could indicate issues with the thermostat or air handler. Additionally, the system may have entered defrost mode to prevent icing. The presence of frost or ice on the outdoor coil may indicate a defective defroster timer, control module, or low refrigerant levels.
  4. Frequent Cycling of Heat Pump: Begin by replacing the air filter and verifying the thermostat’s settings. It may require adjustments or new batteries. If the system runs continuously in cold weather, the thermostat may be set too high. Additionally, certain heat pumps may not perform optimally at temperatures between 25 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Unusual Noises (Rattling, Grinding, or Squealing): If you notice rattling noises, attempt to secure the cover panels. However, if grinding or squealing sounds persist, discontinue system use and contact Peachtree Service Experts immediately, as this may indicate a significant problem.



Repair or Replacement of Your Heat Pump: Which Is the Right Choice?

When faced with a substantial repair bill for your heat pump, it might be a moment to contemplate an upgrade.

It could be time to consider replacement when your current unit exhibits the following signs:

  1. Uneven Heating and Cooling: Inconsistent temperature regulation may indicate a need for replacement.
  2. Frequent Repairs: If you find yourself frequently scheduling repairs, it might be more cost-effective to invest in a new unit.
  3. Rising Utility Costs: Unexpected increases in utility expenses, despite maintaining consistent thermostat settings, can signal the need for a replacement.
  4. Age of the Unit: Heat pumps that have surpassed the 10-year mark may be approaching the end of their operational life.

For expert guidance regarding heat pump replacement or installation, Peachtree Service Experts is at your service. We can assist you in selecting an energy-efficient model suitable for your home’s needs and also assess whether your air handler necessitates replacement.

Rest assured, our installation process includes meticulous attention to detail and a comprehensive system inspection before completion. This ensures that your new system is functioning optimally, and you are well-versed in its operation.