Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient ways to maintain the temperature in your home. It works by transferring heat so when it’s hot in the summer it pushes the warm air out. During the cold months, it brings heat into your home.
Heat pump systems are great, but when they stop working your home can quickly become uncomfortable and, at times, dangerous.
3 Most Common Heat Pump Problems
Any number of things can go wrong with a heating and cooling system, but some problems are more frequent than others. Here are three of the most commonly reported heat pump issues.
Blowing Cold on Heat
When the system is set to heat mode but blowing cold air, it might be low on refrigerant charge. Alternatively, it could be a valve or compressor issue, or a coil may be clogged.
During the winter, heat pumps can freeze for a few reasons. The defrost cycle may not be working properly or the system might be low on refrigerant charge. The outdoor unit may be blocked, water dripping and freezing, or the fan isn’t working.
In summer issues can be due to the inner coil or line leading to the compressor freezing. The unit can also freeze if there is insufficient refrigerant or the air filter is clogged.
Never Stops Running
If your heat pump runs nonstop, it may be due to a frozen coil, compressor issue, refrigerant leakage, or a dirty filter or coil.
One of the best ways to prevent issues is to have your system regularly maintained and to change your air filters monthly.
Heat Pump Repair – Chicago Area
You can generally expect your heat pump to last 10-15 years, depending on maintenance and care. All systems eventually wear out, however, and when your heat pump goes out, you need an experienced, trusted HVAC company you can count on.
Heat pumps require special care and expertise due to their multi-function design. The HVAC-certified technicians at Deljo Heating and Cooling have the skills and experience needed to properly diagnose and restore your system.
100 Years of HVAC Service
Deljo Heating and Cooling has been providing stellar HVAC service to Chicago residents for over a century, and we are proud of the reputation we have earned. Our business was built on creating and maintaining relationships with our customers and today is no different. We still treat our customers like family and strive to provide consistent, top-notch service with every visit.
When you need heat pump maintenance, repair, replacement, or installation services, you can rely on us. For all your HVAC and emergency heating or air needs, call on Deljo Heating and Cooling.