Now that you have heard some of the usual causes of heat pump damage, it could be helpful to understand how those issues come about. Here are some prevalent signs something is wrong with your heat pump.
1. Heat Pump Layered in Ice
During the colder months, it’s possible that your outdoor unit will have a little ice development. When this occurs, your system should shift into a defrost cycle and revert the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your entire unit is layered in ice and won’t defrost, you have a problem that requires professional attention.
2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling
By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump turns on and turns off before it’s had the opportunity to bring your house to your preferred temperature. This is a sign that your heat pump is the wrong size for your home. And if it isn’t taken care of, it could wear your heat pump down.
3. Energy Bills are Increasing
Your heat pump is one of the most efficient heating and cooling solutions available—especially if you keep up with it. If you’re doing everything you can to take care of your system and are still watching your energy expenses increase, it’s time to call in an expert.
4. Heat Pump is Noisy
Your heat pump won’t always be absolutely silent, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably noisy. If you’re recognizing new sounds from your system—in particular any that sound incorrect—you may want to have an expert look it over.
5. Heating or Cooling Appears Weaker
Lower home comfort is maybe the most obvious—and irritating—indication you may need a fix. If you’ve attempted adjusting your setting and it doesn’t work, Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. can help.