Troubleshooting Heat Pump Repairs

Heat pumps provide an energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home or light commercial building in the hot summers and cool winters of Morganfield, Kentucky. Instead of using energy to produce conditioned air, heat pumps use energy to transfer heat from one place to another. They operate on the same principle as refrigerators. Liquid refrigerant changes to a gas as it absorbs heat. It returns to a liquid as it cycles through a compressor and condenser and expels heat. Although heat pumps operate on simple principles, sometimes heat pump problems involve complex technical issues. If your heat pump is not working properly and basic troubleshooting does not resolve the problem, it is best to call a certified HVAC contractor for heat pump repairs.

Dirty Air Filters

The primary reason for air conditioning service calls is due to dirty air filters. Filters capture dust and other airborne particulates before they reach the working elements of cooling equipment. When filters get dirty, pollutants bypass the filter and coat coils and other components of the unit. Airflow is reduced, which affects compressor efficiency. Eventually, the unit stops working. Cleaning or replacing filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations is an easy task that can be done by a homeowner.

Ice on Outside Unit

Heat pumps often ice up. However, a defrost cycle should kick in to melt the ice. If the unit freezes up and the defrost cycle does not take care of the problem, there could be several reasons. To troubleshoot, turn the unit off. Make sure the air registers are not blocked. Next, check the filter. If the unit still does not work, call a professional to check for more complex reasons, including low refrigerant, a damaged capacitor or clogged condensate lines.

Call E&M Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning

E&M Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning has provided heating and cooling solutions for residents of Sebree, Kentucky, and nearby communities for more than 35 years. Our technicians are factory-trained on leading-edge equipment to provide heat pump repairs, new installations and preventive maintenance for all brands of equipment. We make customer satisfaction as high a priority as technical excellence.

If you are experiencing problems with your heat pump or other heating and cooling equipment, call the experts at E&M Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning – (270) 835-2306 – to diagnose and resolve the issue.

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