Heat pumps combine the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into one. 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, Drexel Hill has a number of companies to turn to, but first the problem needs to be identified.
3 Common Types of Heat Pump Repair
- Low refrigerant. Your heat pump requires a set amount of refrigerant to function as it should. When the refrigerant leaks, the pump’s cooling capacity is severely diminished and ice will form on the cooling coils (further hampering the system’s ability to function). A trained technician can seal the leak and recharge refrigerant levels to their set amounts.
- Faulty condenser. 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. If the fan motor has trouble, the air flow will drop to nothing, which is just as problematic as an inability to generate cool air in the first place.
We have the skills and know how to treat the problem right the first time, every time, and we know how important it is to get your system up and running again in the heat of summer. Call us today or make an appointment online. You’ll be glad you did!
For many common types of heat pump repair, or to schedule a session for heat pump repair, Drexel Hill residents can count on the experts at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc.