Now that you have heard some of the basic causes of heat pump damage, it might be helpful to understand how those issues come about. Here are some common signs something is wrong with your heat pump.
1. Heat Pump Coated in Ice
During the winter, it’s viable that your outdoor unit will have a bit of ice development. When this occurs, your equipment should shift into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your whole unit is covered in ice and does not defrost, you have a problem that needs professional service.
2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling
By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump turns on and turns off before it’s had the opportunity to bring your space to your chosen temperature. This is a signal that your heat pump is incorrectly sized for your space. And if it isn’t taken care of, it could deteriorate your heat pump.
3. Energy Dues are Going Up
Your heat pump is one of the most efficient HVAC solutions offered—even if if you keep up with it. If you’re doing what you can to manage your system and are still seeing your energy bills increase, it’s time to find a pro.
4. Heat Pump is Noisy
Your heat pump won’t always be totally noiseless, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably roaring. If you’re recognizing new sounds from your heat pump—in particular any that sound wrong—you may want to have an expert look it over.
5. Heating or Cooling Appears Weaker
Reduced home comfort is maybe the singular—and irritating—proof you may need a patch. If you’ve tried modifying your setting and nothing seems to work, Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc can help.