Does your heat pump seem to constantly switch on and off in your Fountain Inn, SC home? Short-cycling damages the system over time and needs addressing as soon as possible. Here are four possible reasons you have a short-cycling heat pump:

Incorrectly Sized Heat Pump

Heat pumps come in a variety of sizes, each designed to bring comfort to a certain square footage of space. If the unit is too large for the space, it’ll rapidly change the temperature of the room it’s in, triggering premature shutdowns and short cycling. The only real cure is a replacement with a properly sized heat pump.

Thermostat Problems

A faulty connection between your thermostat and heat pump is a potential cause of inaccurate temperature readings and short cycles. Poor placement of the thermostat is a culprit, as well, particularly if service technicians install it too near the heat pump or beside a window.

Clogged Filter

Keeping the filter in your heat pump clean is a vital part of your maintenance checklist. Failing to do so eventually results in restricted airflow and increased wear and tear on the heat pump. This restricted airflow often results in short cycling and reduced system performance. Aim to change the filter in your heat pump every month.

Refrigerant Leak

Just like an air conditioner uses refrigerant to cool your home, a heat pump does the same. A heat pump with a refrigerant leak won’t be able to transfer heat, causing it to be unable to go through an entire cycle. If you notice ice on your heat pump, give us a call so that we can take a look.

Prompt heat pump repair will stop your energy bills from skyrocketing and minimize the risk for further damage. Contact us at Authorized Heating & Air Conditioning for help with your heat pump issues today!

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