Heat pumps keep homes in Palm Bay, FL, feeling comfortable all year. That’s because they provide energy-efficient cooling and heating. If your system runs constantly, though, it means something is wrong. Here are a few reasons your heat pump might run constantly:

Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant ensures that your heat pump can properly transfer heat. If there’s a leak, it can cause your system to operate continuously to make up for the lost refrigerant. Have a professional repair all possible leaks to attain optimum heat pump service.

Improper Thermostat Setting

Thermostats keep your home at a specific temperature to maintain comfort. If your thermostat is set too low, your heat pump will constantly run in an attempt to reach the desired temperature. Check your thermostat to ensure it’s set to a comfortable temperature — between 72 and 78 degrees is optimal for energy efficiency.

Outdated System

If your heat pump is more than 10 years old, it could constantly run because it’s not as efficient as newer models. An outdated system has to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature, which can cause it to run constantly.

Clogged Condenser Coils

The purpose of condenser coils is to release heat from the refrigerant. Clogged coils with dirt and debris can’t do their job as expected. This causes your system to work harder, which can make it run constantly.

Frozen Evaporator Coils

The evaporator coils absorb heat from the air inside your home. Frozen coils won’t allow proper absorption of heat. This causes your heat pump to work harder, leading to it running constantly.

You should service your HVAC system regularly so that it doesn’t develop any problems. If you think yours is running too much, contact Barker Air Conditioning and Heating to schedule maintenance. We’ll find the problem and fix it so you can have peace of mind.

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