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Is Your Heat Pump Struggling?

We don’t use our heating systems much here in Florida, and as such many homeowners choose to forgo the traditional furnace or boiler for a heat pump, as they can effectively cool and heat a home. But because we rely on these systems so much all summer long, the wear and tear that it accumulates will grow pretty quickly.

This means that before our heating season hits—albeit short—your heat pump is prone to internal problems. In order to keep your heat pump in the best condition possible, it’s important to keep it well maintained, and stay on top of any repair needs that may crop up. But how do you know if you have a problem?

Strange Sounds

There’s really no HVAC system that is completely silent. However, there are definitely some noises that your heat pump should never make. A grinding noise, for instance, is typically indicative of an air handler problem.

If you hear bubbling or gurgling coming from your heat pump system, then you are likely dealing with air bubbles within the refrigerant line or condensate line. No matter what weird noises you might hear coming from your heat pump, the best thing you can do is to contact our professionals to come take a look.

Decline in Output

When you switch your heat pump over to heating mode, you might find that it’s not heating as well as it has in previous years. If so, this is likely the result of a refrigerant line breach. Your heat pump relies on this refrigerant to function in both heating and cooling mode, evaporating and condensing to move heat from one place to another.

If you experience a refrigerant leak, then eventually your heat pump will be drained of this very important fluid, and its output will decline. Eventually, this will likely cause other problems, such as system breakdowns. If you see any fluid at all dripping form your heat pump—especially if it’s paired with a drop in output—don’t ignore it. Be sure to call us for repairs ASAP.

For expert heat pump repairs in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today.

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