Heat pumps are a great HVAC system for those who live in milder climates, like that seen in Barefoot Bay, FL. As with all heating systems, however, problems will occasionally crop up. Read on and discover for yourself some of the most common heat pump issues and what you can do about them.

Electrical Failure

There are multiple areas of your heat pump that use electricity in order to run, including the fan motor and the compressor. If these parts begin to fail or the electrical components sustain damage, expect some repair work.

Faulty Reverse Valve

The reverse valve is what allows you to use your heat pump for both cooling and heating. Sometimes the reverse valve malfunctions and gets stuck in one mode. This common problem can quickly get fixed by a service technician.

Refrigerant Leaks

Your heat pump uses the flow of refrigerant to transfer both warm and cool air. It’s not uncommon for these refrigerant lines to become clogged or damaged, leading to loss of performance and system shutdown. Give us a call today if you suspect or have noticed a refrigerant leak. Never attempt DIY refrigerant leak repairs.

Clogged Filters

Just like a furnace, your heat pump system uses a filter to catch dust and other debris from the air in your home. When this filter clogs, reduced airflow causes a reduction in system performance. Changing this filter about once monthly will help ensure that ventilation remains adequate for proper heating and cooling of your home.

Regular HVAC maintenance is the easiest way to prevent problems from happening in the first place. It’s never too late to schedule a visit. Contact Barker Air Conditioning and Heating today and ask us about scheduling a heat pump tuneup to keep your system in tip-top shape.

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