Now that you have heard some of the usual causes of heat pump damage, it might be useful to understand how those problems come about. Here are some common signs something is going awry with your heat pump.
1. Heat Pump Covered in Ice
During the colder months, it’s possible that your outdoor unit will have a little ice development. When this develops, your system should switch into a defrost cycle and flip the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your entire unit is coated in ice and will not defrost, you have an issue that demands expert help.
2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling
By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump turns on and turns off before it’s had time to deliver your space to your desired temperature. This is an indication that your heat pump is the incorrect size for your home. If it’s not repaired, it could wear your heat pump down.
3. Energy Bills are Going Up
Your heat pump is one of the most effective home comfort solutions offered—even if if you keep up with it. If you’re doing what you can to take care of your equipment and are still seeing your energy expenses climb, it’s time to find a pro.
4. Heat Pump is Making Loud Noises
Your heat pump isn’t going to completely quiet, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably loud. If you’re recognizing new sounds from your system—especially any that sound incorrect—you should have an expert look it over.
5. Heating or Cooling Appears Weaker
Reduced home comfort is likely the singular—and aggravating—sign you may need a repair. If you’ve tried modifying your setting and nothing seems to work, M & S Heating & Air LLC can help.