Now that you know some of the usual causes of heat pump damage, it may be useful to learn how those concerns come about. Here are some prevalent signs something is wrong with your heat pump.
1. Heat Pump Layered in Ice
During the colder months, it’s viable that your outdoor unit will have a little ice development. When this happens, your equipment should move into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your whole unit is layered in ice and won’t defrost, you have an issue that demands professional help.
2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling
By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump starts and stops before it’s had time to bring your space to your preferred temperature. This is an indication that your heat pump is the wrong size for your space. If it’s not fixed, it could damage your heat pump.
3. Energy Fees are Climbing
Your heat pump is one of the most efficient heating and cooling solutions offered—particularly if you take care of it. If you’re doing what you can to take care of your equipment and are still seeing your energy bills climb, it’s time to call in a pro.
4. Heat Pump is Noisy
Your heat pump won’t always be absolutely noiseless, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably noisy. If you’re recognizing new sounds from your unit—especially any that sound wrong—you should have a pro inspect it.
5. Home Comfort System Feels Weaker
Lower home comfort is perhaps the singular—and irritating—sign you may need a repair. If you’ve tried changing your setting and nothing works, Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc can help.