With winter coming to an end very shortly, you’ll likely begin using your heat pump for cooling rather than heating. In addition to handling your heating needs in the winter, these systems provide efficient cooling for the hot, humid weather we experience in the spring and summer.
This makes them a very effective option for residents of West Palm Beach, FL and surrounding areas. Like any other type of heating system though, you will encounter problems every now and then. We’ve highlighted 3 of the most common problems that you may encounter with your heat pump below.
1. The Heat Pump Is On, But There Is No Cooling
There are a few possible reasons for this, some of which could be relatively easy to fix. For example, the problem could be a dirty indoor coil or air filter, both of which can be cleaned. A filter may even need replacing. A more complex issue could be that the indoor fan is not functioning properly. This could be caused by a slipping belt, or by something more complex.
2. Insufficient Airflow
Heat pumps have two components, an inside air handler and the outdoor pump. Airflow can be affected by clogged air filters or air vents. Without proper ventilation, the efficiency of your unit will be diminished. Other factors that can affect your unit’s airflow include a faulty relay, fan control, motor or fan belt. Diminished airflow could also be the result of a faulty thermostat. These will all require a professional to check.
3. There’s a Leak in the System
Heat pumps work like traditional air conditioning systems in that there is a closed loop of refrigerant moving through the system, which cools the air inside your home. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, your system will have to work harder to keep your home cool. This quickly increases energy use, and you’ll likely notice a spike in your monthly utility bills.
Contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today for your heat pump repair needs.