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Common Problems with Heat Pump Unit

Heat pump units are quickly becoming a popular alternative to more traditional types of heating and air conditioning. Heat pump units take the place of traditional air conditioning units. They keep your home warm and cool while using less energy.

Like air conditioning systems, heat pumps suffer breakdowns from time to time. When they do, you need a qualified technician to fix them. The following are three common problems with heat pumps to watch out for.

Less Airflow

Low airflow is usually the result of issues with the fan or the fan motor. But sometimes it’s caused by discontinuous power and clogs in the air passages. In any case, it forces your heat pump unit to work harder to do its job. Overworked heat pumps are in more danger of failure during the winter when hot air stuck in the system can overheat key components.

Leakage in Refrigerant

Like air conditioners, heat pumps depend on refrigerant to do their jobs. The exact type and amount of refrigerant depends on the make and model of the heat pump. The amount of refrigerant in the heat pump should remain the same. When leaks cause the refrigerant level to fall, the system’s balance is thrown off. This causes added strain on the system as it labors to heat or cool. Refrigerant is hazardous, and only a licensed technician should fix the leakage problem and recharge the system.

Breakage in Reversing Valve

Heat pumps functioning depend on a reversing valve to switch the flow of refrigerant and go from heating to cooling mode. When the valve is broken or malfunctioning, you probably won’t have the option to reverse the flow. Until the reversing valve is fixed, your system will be stuck in one mode.

When something goes wrong with your heat pump, you should act promptly. The more a compromised system runs, the greater the risk of serious damage. Over time, even minor issues can lead to serious problems.

Make sure that you contact a trusted heat pump technician if you notice  any of the following:

  • Uneven cooling or heating throughout your home.
  • A sudden increase in energy expenses.
  • Unexpected noise or a strange odor coming from your system.

Give Chillwell A Call

No problem is too small. Be sure to contact Heat Pumps Christchurch professionals at the first sign of trouble! We offer exceptional heat pump repair in Christchurch.

The best way to reduce the risk of problems with your heat pump is to schedule professional heat pump maintenance with Chillwell technicians. Contact us today for heat pump repair and service in Christchurch.

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