Summer is drawing to a close, but we still have a few weeks of hot weather to go before things start cooling off. That means you don’t get to breathe a sigh of relief just yet, and you still need to be keeping an eye on your heat pump. Stress-related issues can pop up in the system at any time, and are more likely during seasons of heavy usage like summer. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some heat pump problems you need to be vigilant for.
Ice on the Evaporator Coil
If you notice ice on the inside unit of your heat pump, it’s an indication that your evaporator coil is in trouble. This is typically caused either by low refrigerant in the coil or an obstructed air flow. If the evaporator coil freezes over, it can’t siphon thermal energy from the air to cool your home. If the ice isn’t cleaned off, it can permanently damage the coil and cause issues in other parts of the system. You need to call for repairs as soon as you see ice forming on your heat pump.
Your heat pump relies on a certain level of refrigerant to be in the system at all times in order to operate properly. If that level drops, due to something like a leak in the refrigerant line, the heat pump will slowly experience a decline in output until it breaks down completely. If you see liquid of any kind dripping from your heat pump, call for repairs right away. We’ll check the refrigerant line for leaks, and make sure that the refrigerant level in the system is where it should be.
If your heat pump is having problems, call Roznovak’s Services. We provide comprehensive heat pump services throughout Austin, TX.