Schedule Repairs for These Heat Pump Complications
Heat pumps are a popular heating and air conditioning option among Garvanza homeowners, and they function by pumping air outside and inside homes. Although they perform well, heat pumps still experience complications that require heat pump repairs, and hiring an experienced air conditioning company to perform them is wise because problems with your heat pump can be difficult to troubleshoot.
Restricted Air Flow
Clogged air passages, intermittent electricity, and faulty fans and motors can cause stifled air flow. When one of these circumstances occurs, the system must work harder than it should. Weak air flow produced by these complications is particularly problematic in the winter because hot air becomes trapped in the system and overheats key parts.
Blowing Cold Air While in Heat Mode
Problems with compressors, valves, and refrigerant charges can result in heat pumps that blow cold air in heat mode. Cold air in heat mode may also be produced by dirty air filters. If you can't discover the source of this problem, reach out to an air conditioning company for assistance.
Your heat pump may just be running constantly to heat or cool your home effectively, but if you notice that it is running more than usual, you may want to contact your HVAC technician to determine if there is a problem, such as a faulty compressor, leaking refrigerant, an undersized unit, improper insulation, or a frozen outdoor unit.
Icy Heat Pump
The outside unit of your heat pump will activate defrost mode to remove ice accumulation during the winter, but if you spot a heavy layer of ice on the unit, you should remove the ice promptly because the excess ice prevents the heat pump from operating effectively and damages the unit's components. To resolve this problem, remove the snow or ice blocking the unit, repair leaking gutters, or contact your air conditioning company
. Refrain from removing ice with a hard, pointy tool because the fan coils can be damaged easily. Instead, melt the ice with a water hose.
Addressing heat pump complications early can help prevent a premature replacement of the system. If you identify problems with your heat pump, contact Home Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning
, a reputable Garvanza air conditioning company.
For more information on A/C Tune-Ups in Los Angeles call 323-308-5670 or complete our online request form.