To make sure that your heat pump keeps you as comfortable as possible in St. Louis, MO for as long as possible, you need to be vigilant. You should keep an eye out for certain problems and take the appropriate action to solve them. With that in mind, here are three common heat pump problems.

1. Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant is the substance that absorbs the heat from the air in one area and then transfers that heat into another area. If refrigerant leaks out of your heat pump, the system will no longer be able to perform its job as effectively.

Never attempt to replace lost refrigerant on your own. Instead, ask an HVAC technician to do so for you while they conduct maintenance.

2. A Broken Reversing Valve

The reversing valve is the component that allows your heat pump to go back and forth between its heating and cooling modes. It is responsible for switching the direction in which refrigerant flows through your system.

The clearest sign that something is wrong with your reversing valve is that your heat pump remains stuck in either heating mode or cooling mode. If this happens, we recommend calling an HVAC technician so that they can clean, repair or replace your heat pump’s reversing valve.

3. Electrical Issues

Because your heat pumps run on electricity, any issues with the electrical components or wiring in the system can potentially cripple it completely. In particular, electrical issues might lead to a malfunctioning compressor or blower motor, a complete failure to turn on or a constant tripping of your circuit breaker. The last of these problems is especially likely to happen if you have a heat pump that’s too large for your home’s electrical system to cope with.

Our team works in and around St. Louis, MO and can always help you with these problems. Call C & G Heating & Cooling and ask for heat pump services today.

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