Now that you have heard some of the usual reasons of heat pump damage, it may be helpful to understand how those issues come about. Here are some common signs something is wrong with your heat pump.
1. Heat Pump Layered in Ice
During the frigid days of winter, it’s likely that your outdoor equipment will have a bit of ice development. When this occurs, your unit should move into a defrost cycle and revert the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your entire unit is covered in ice and won’t defrost, you have a problem that needs professional help.
2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling
By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump kicks on and turns off before it’s had a chance to bring your space to your chosen temperature. This is a signal that your heat pump is the wrong size for your space. If it’s not taken care of, it could wear your heat pump down.
3. Energy Bills are Going Up
Your heat pump is one of the most productive heating and cooling solutions around—even if if you take care of it. If you’re doing a lot to manage it and are still noticing your energy bills go up, it’s time to find an expert.
4. Heat Pump is Noisy
Your heat pump isn’t going to completely quiet, but it also shouldn’t be unusually loud. If you’re picking up new sounds from your system—particularly any that sound wrong—you may want to have a pro take a look.
5. Heating or Cooling Seems Weaker
Reduced home comfort is perhaps the predominant—and aggravating—proof you may need a patch. If you’ve tried modifying your setting and nothing seems to work, CNR Air Conditioning Inc can help.