An air source heat pump moves air between your indoor space and the outdoors. On the other hand, geothermal heat pumps transfer heat between the ground outside your home and the air inside. Your heat pump in Greenville, SC, might sustain damage from wear and tear. Here are three signs it’s time to schedule a heat pump repair right away:

Heat Pump Doesn’t Heat

If your heat pump no longer blows hot air, it may be due to blockage, a dirty filter or a low level of refrigerant. Ice, snow, leaves or other debris might block the airflow to the pump. If that happens, the unit will fail to circulate warm air.

A dirty filter can also cause airflow issues where air fails to flow to the compressor. Lastly, a low level of refrigerant causes insufficient heating problems. A comfort advisor can check the levels of the refrigerant and refill as necessary.

Heat Pump Doesn’t Cool

A heat pump that won’t cool may have issues with the reversing valve, thermostat or dirty components. If the thermostat is set wrong or has a problem that makes it read temperatures incorrectly, the heat pump will fail to cool well enough.

If the pump only produces hot air, the reversing pump might have a problem. This valve reverses the refrigerant to turn the pump from a heater into an air conditioner.

When the components of the heat pump, such as filters, are dirty, they obstruct the free flow of air and the system may not cool rooms sufficiently. A low level of refrigerant may also cause the system not to cool your home.

Heat Pump Doesn’t Turn On

A heat pump that won’t turn on may have a thermostat problem, power loss, a broken capacitor or a broken reversing valve. If the heat pump turns on but then runs constantly, it may be due to unusually cold weather, a broken compressor contactor or a broken thermostat.

Call Authorized Heating & Air Conditioning when you need to install, repair or maintain your HVAC system. We’ll be happy to give you a free quote.

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