3 of the Most Common Heat Pump Problems in Homes

3 of the Most Common Heat Pump Problems in HomesHeat pumps combine the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into one system. In principle, they use the same system of cycling refrigerant that air conditioners do. The system generates warm air as well as cool air, but in traditional air conditioners, the warm air is usually vented outside of your home.

Heat pumps are designed to blow that air into your home in the winter, allowing you to warm the house as well as cool it. But like any other appliance, heat pumps can sometimes run into problems. In matters of heat pump repair, the team at WM Henderson is able to perform troubleshooting techniques to restore warm or cold air to your home.

Heat Pump Problems

Refrigerant Leaks

Your heat pump requires a set amount of refrigerant to function as it should. When the refrigerant leaks, this type of problem will negatively impact the cooling capacity of the pump and ice will form on the cooling coils (further hampering the system’s ability to function). A trained technician detect the leak and resolve this inconvenient heat pump problem. Once the leak is fixed, your certified contractor will recharge the refrigerant levels to their set amounts.

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The condenser motor affects the shift of the refrigerant to a liquid state, a key part of the air conditioning process. When the motor overloads or suffers from similar problems, the refrigerant won’t liquefy the way it should and the unit’s cooling power will be severely reduced.

Faulty Fan Motor

Heat pumps depend on fans to blow the cool air into your home. A common problem with heat pumps includes malfunctioning fan motors. If the motor is not working, the air flow will drop to nothing, which is just as problematic as an inability to generate cool air in the first place.

Need Assistance With a Heat Pump Issue?

We have the skills to troubleshoot moderate to severe heat pump problems correctly the first time. We know how important it is to get your system up and running again in the heat of summer. Give us a call by phone at (484) 206-8594 or book an appointment online to receive assistance with a heat pump issue. WM Henderson also offers other HVAC services to homes in Pennsylvania including furnace installation, air conditioning repair, ductless mini-split replacement, and furnace repair. We provide heating and cooling services in areas pf Pennsylvania including Conshohocken, Coatesville, West Chester, and Broomall.

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