Now that you have heard some of the usual factors of heat pump damage, it could be good to hear how those problems begin. Here are some prevalent signs something is going awry with your heat pump.
1. Heat Pump Covered in Ice
During the winter, it’s likely that your outdoor equipment will have some ice development. When this happens, your equipment should switch into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your full unit is layered in ice and does not defrost, you have a concern that needs skilled help.
2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling
By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump starts and cycles off before it’s had time to deliver your house to your preferred temperature. This is a signal that your heat pump is incorrectly sized for your space. If you don’t get it repaired, it could deteriorate your heat pump.
3. Energy Bills are Climbing
Your heat pump is one of the most effective home comfort solutions offered—particularly if you keep up with it. If you’re doing everything you can to take care of it and are still watching your energy bills climb, it’s time to call in a pro.
4. Heat Pump is Noisy
Your heat pump won’t always be completely noiseless, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably loud. If you’re picking up new sounds from your system—especially any that sound incorrect—you may want to have a professional look it over.
5. Home Comfort System Feels Weaker
Decreased home comfort is perhaps the singular—and aggravating—sign you may need a patch. If you’ve attempted modifying your setting and nothing works, Western Mechanical, Inc. can help.