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Beware These Common Heat Pump Problems This Summer

Heat pumps are a very popular choice for Texas residents, meeting both their heating and cooling needs throughout the year. However as much as you rely on your heat pump, the wear and tear on the system is going to increase. The more wear and tear there is, the more likely it will be that your heat pump will develop issues.

To keep your heat pump in its best working condition, it’s important that you be able to identify problems as quickly as possible so you can have them repaired. Below we’ve uncovered some of the most common heat pump problems to keep an eye out for.

Developing Ice

While many homeowners think it’s normal to see ice on their air conditioning system, this is not the case. If there is ice forming on the inside unit of your heat pump, then there is a problem with the coil. Your heat pump functions by moving heat from one area to another by evaporating and condensing refrigerant in coils, one located in each unit.

When your heat pump is in cooling mode, the indoor coil evaporates refrigerant to absorb heat from inside the home. The refrigerant is then sent to the outdoor coil, where it is condensed to release the heat out of the home.

If the refrigerant level in your heat pump system drops, or if the flow of air is disrupted, then the inside coil will ice over and be unable to function appropriately. Be sure to call for repairs right away when you see ice on your heat pump.

Refrigerant Leaks

You might think that your heat pump consumes refrigerant, but this is not the case. Heat pumps actually recycle the refrigerant back and forth in order to move heat from one place to another. They are supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation to last through their lifespan.

So if a leak develops in the refrigerant line, it will drain the heat pump of the fluid it needs to operate. The output of the system will begin to drop with the refrigerant level, which will eventually result in a series of breakdowns and potentially even system failure.

For heat pump services throughout Round Rock, TX, contact Roznovak’s Services today. 

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