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Common Heat Pump Problems

Heat pumps can develop operational problems, just like any other system. And just like any other system, those problems are progressive. If you let problems with your heat pump system progress for long enough, they can grow into very serious issues. With that in mind, it is a good idea to call for repairs from HVAC professionals as soon as you recognize that your system is having problems. Let’s take a look at some of the common symptoms that indicate that your heat pump needs repairs.

Drop in Heating/Cooling Output

If the output from your heat pump is dropping, it could mean one of several things. Your heat pump might have a refrigerant leak, which is draining the system of the refrigerant it needs to properly control your the climate in your home. You could also have a thermostat problem, which means that the heat pump might be receiving incorrect instructions in the first place. Regardless of the cause, if your heat pump isn’t putting out enough output it means that it needs repairs.

Stuck in Heating or Cooling Mode

Heat pumps are popular for their ability to switch back and forth between heating and cooling modes. If your heat pump refuses to switch modes, however, it can only mean that you have a problem with your reversing valve. The reversing valve is responsible for changing the flow of refrigerant through the system, which is what makes dual modes possible. If the valve becomes stuck, the heat pump will no longer be able to change the refrigerant flow and will become stuck in one mode. Give us a call, and we can repair or replace your reversing valve for you.

If your heat pump is having problems, call SPS Mechanical Inc. We provide heat pump services throughout Deptford Township, NJ.

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