Any heating and air conditioning system contains a significant number of components which all must be in nearly top working order so that the system can run effectively and efficiently. When a smaller part of your heating system breaks, it’s often easier and more cost effective for a technician to replace it, rather than to tinker with the mechanism for hours before finding the exact source of the trouble. While repairs are often enough to keep a system up and running, sometimes replacing a part is the way to go. Read about some of the most commonly replaced parts during heat pump repair.
- Blower Motor: The blower motor is responsible for operating the fan that moves air into the system and delivers it into the living space. In some cases, a faulty blower motor merely needs to be lubricated to keep the fan turning. But sometimes the motor windings short out, and it will need replacement. Professionals have the tools needed to measure the amp draw and decide whether replacement is necessary.
- Reversing Valve: The reversing valve is the unit that allows refrigerant to reverse when switching from heating to cooling mode or vice versa. So when you experience trouble going from one mode to another, it may be due to this piece. The reversing valve may run into trouble either because of electrical issues or mechanical issues. In any case, it’s important to have a professional choose the right part for replacement and line it up and replace it correctly.
- Check Valve: The check valve helps refrigerant to redirect when it changes direction so that it doesn’t flow through the valves that help with the cooling cycle when it’s in heating mode. Refrigerant should not, for example, flow through the expansion valve when it’s in heating mode. Therefore, a failing check valve may also be the reason that only one mode does not work, and it will require replacement.
- Refrigerant: Finally, you may need to “replace” refrigerant if any leaks out from the system. Only certain technicians are certified to handle refrigerant, so charging the system is always a job for professionals.
The experts at AAction Air have the skills and expertise for all levels of heat pump repair in Hilton Head. Give out team of technicians a call today.