A relative newcomer in the HVAC industry, the heat pump is certainly one of the most popular units and for good reasons. They are friendly to the environment and offer heating and cooling at an impressive efficiency rate. This does not mean a heat pump will run indefinitely without regular care and maintenance – both require proper, professional service. We at Air Dynamics Heating and AC are very experienced with heat pumps.
Here are a few of the common issues we learn about from our friends and neighbors in Apex, N.C.
1. Temperature maintenance – Heat pumps should maintain a target temperature set by the owner and operate by that temperature consistently. The problems can vary in intensity, so taking care of issues immediately is a good idea. It could be the thermostat is incorrect set on the wrong function, an easy fix you can do. It may also be a ductwork issue or the air dispersal unit and blower.
2. Ice on the evaporator coil – Heat pump repair does not fall into neat categories. Ice buildup, for example, can manifest itself in many different ways. It could be a refrigerant issue, made by a leak since the unit recycles refrigerant. Servicing can cause a small amount of refrigerant loss, but this is certainly an issue for a professional.
3. Cold and hot spots – This may sound ridiculous that a unit can pump hot and cold at the same time, but it happens with heat pumps. Temperature differences mean a host of issues from discomfort to outrageous electricity bills. It could be a duct issue, or it could be a simple blockage. Check to be sure no vents and registers are blocked in the home. Sofas and recliners are not known for circulating air well.
Regardless if you are having issues with your heat pump or not, it is always a good idea to have it checked by a professional. This will keep your unit running for years and help you save money in the long run. Contact us; let Air Dynamics Heating and AC help you with all of your HVAC needs.