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Signs You Need Heating Repair for Your Dual Fuel Hybrid System

Heat pumps are popular picks for home heating because their energy-efficient performance means they cost less to run than systems such as electric furnaces and propane or oil-burning heaters. The one drawback for heat pumps is that they can lose heating power during extreme low temperatures—but the dual fuel hybrid systems that provide backup heaters (usually gas-powered furnaces) will solve this problem with only a small increase in operating costs.

Hybrid systems come with specific repair needs that require licensed technicians to perform. The signs below will warn you when you need to call for heating repair in Hilton Head, SC for your hybrid system. AAction Air is ready 24 hours a day to restore your heating when it’s in jeopardy.

3 Signs  You Need Repairs

  1. The backup does not come on: If your house feels colder than it should, and you notice that the backup furnace has not activated, there are a number of possibilities. Check first to see that the backup has sufficient fuel (if it uses stored heating fuel). If the backup has enough power, then the issue could be a malfunction in the backup or in the connection between the two systems. A professional can diagnose the problem and find out the cause.
  2. The backup comes on, but you receive insufficient heat: If the two units appear to both be operating, but the house still doesn’t feel warm enough, than one of the two units is probably malfunctioning. Because they are such different systems from each other, determining where the problem originates requires HVAC expertise.
  3. The system is making strange noises: Odd noises coming from any heating system is a reason for concern, but in the case of a hybrid, you should pay particular attention to the backup heater because it does not run as much as the heat pump and you will likely not be as familiar with the sounds that come from it. Anything that seems too loud, such as groaning, whining, and squealing, is a reason to call for repairs.

If you have a dual fuel hybrid system installed in your home, you don’t want to lose its advantages to a malfunction that prevents the backup heater from working. At the first sign of trouble, call for trained heating repair in Hilton Head, SC. AAction Air has NATE-certified technicians with experience installing, repairing, and maintaining hybrid systems, so call them when you need help.

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