Now that you have heard some of the basic factors of heat pump damage, it could be good to learn how those issues make themselves known. Here are some general signs something is going awry with your heat pump.
1. Heat Pump Coated in Ice
During the frigid days of winter, it’s likely that your outdoor system will have a little ice buildup. When this occurs, your system should shift into a defrost cycle and flip the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your full unit is coated in ice and won’t defrost, you have a problem that demands skilled service.
2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling
By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump starts and turns off before it’s had a chance to bring your home to your preferred temperature. This is a sign that your heat pump is the wrong size for your space. If you don’t get it repaired, it could deteriorate your heat pump.
3. Energy Bills are Climbing
Your heat pump is one of the most effective heating and cooling solutions available—even if if you keep up with it. If you’re doing everything you can to take care of it and are still watching your energy expenses increase, it’s time to bring in a professional.
4. Heat Pump is Noisy
Your heat pump isn’t going to totally noiseless, but it also shouldn’t be unusually roaring. If you’re picking up new sounds from your unit—especially any that sound incorrect—you ought to have an expert look it over.
5. Home Comfort System Feels Weaker
Decreased home comfort is likely the most obvious—and irritating—indication you may need a repair. If you’ve tried adjusting your setting and it doesn’t work, Precision Mechanical can help.