Now that you understand some of the usual factors of heat pump damage, it might be good to understand how those concerns come about. Here are some general signs something is going awry with your heat pump.
1. Heat Pump Layered in Ice
During the frigid days of winter, it’s viable that your outdoor equipment will have some ice development. When this occurs, your equipment should switch into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your full unit is covered in ice and does not defrost, you have an issue that needs professional service.
2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling
By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump starts and turns off before it’s had the opportunity to deliver your space to your desired temperature. This is a signal that your heat pump is the wrong size for your home. If it’s not fixed, it could damage your heat pump.
3. Energy Dues are Going Up
Your heat pump is one of the most productive heating and cooling solutions around—particularly if you take care of it. If you’re doing what you can to maintain your equipment and are still watching your energy bills climb, it’s time to call in an expert.
4. Heat Pump is Loud
Your heat pump is not going to totally noiseless, but it also shouldn’t be unusually roaring. If you’re picking up new sounds from your unit—particularly any that sound out of place—you ought to have a pro look it over.
5. HVAC System Seems Weaker
Decreased home comfort is maybe the most obvious—and aggravating—proof you may need a patch. If you’ve tested adjusting your setting and nothing seems to work, Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. can help.