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3 Common Issues With Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are becoming incredibly popular these days. With our hot summers and relatively mild winters, it only makes sense that our customers would want to use a system that can both heat and cool a home efficiently. Heat pumps are amazingly convenient in our climate, and they’re only getting more efficient and affordable over time.

However, they do require repairs every once in a while, just like any other heating system. Heat pump repair in Savannah, GA might sound like a daunting task, but it’s really not. Our team specializes in this kind of support, so we can fix any problem you might run into.

Heat pumps do encounter their own problems, so this blog post is primarily to inform customers about what they might expect. From a broken reversing valve, to dirty coils, and even a refrigerant leak, you might be better off calling us as soon as possible.

Three Unique Problems

These issues are common for heat pump systems, but they can seem unique when compared to each other. A refrigerant leak, for example, is going to give you different problems from a dirty coil or broken reversing valve, so it’s important that you call a team that can accurately diagnose the problem.

A Busted Reversing Valve

When things start getting chilly, it’s routine to switch your heat pump from cooling mode to heating mode. Usually that involves pressing a button on your thermostat so the system is given the correct signal. Unfortunately, sometimes that doesn’t work.

You see, the heat pump relies on a component called the “reversing valve” to switch the directional flow of refrigerant. If that component breaks or is worn down, it won’t be able to switch your system from cooling to heating mode. If you’re noticing that it’s stuck in one mode, you should call our team for help so we can replace that component.

Dirty Coils

Dirty coils can sometimes be a result of an improperly changed air filter, or even a system that’s been running without a filter. Your heat pump’s coils require direct access to the air in your home, and if they get dirty, it heavily impedes their ability to work. You can usually tell if your system has dirty coils when it starts running up the energy bill and having trouble meeting your comfort demands.

Not only can we clean your coils when you call us for repairs, but we can also help you replace the air filter to better protect them. We’ll answer all of your questions and ensure you’re set up for the future.

Refrigerant Leak

A refrigerant leak is a common problem in refrigerant-based heating or cooling systems. You can usually notice one by a hissing or bubbling sound, or when your energy bill dramatically increases. With a lower amount of refrigerant to use, a heat pump is going to be unable to efficiently meet your comfort demands this year.

Don’t hesitate to call our team to have your refrigerant levels recharged and the leak patched!

Contact AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. for heat pump repairs you can count on. Allow us to do a quality job at a fair price.

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