Now that you have heard some of the root reasons of heat pump damage, it might be helpful to hear how those concerns come about. Here are some general signs something is going awry with your heat pump.
1. Heat Pump Layered in Ice
During the frigid days of winter, it’s likely that your outdoor unit will have some ice buildup. When this develops, your equipment should move into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your whole unit is layered in ice and won’t defrost, you have a concern that demands skilled help.
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 house to your preferred temperature. This is an indication that your heat pump is the incorrect size for your space. If you don’t get it repaired, it could damage your heat pump.
3. Energy Bills are Climbing
Your heat pump is one of the most efficient heating and cooling solutions available—especially if you keep up with it. If you’re doing what you can to take care of your equipment and are still seeing your energy expenses go up, it’s time to bring in a pro.
4. Heat Pump is Noisy
Your heat pump isn’t going to completely silent, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably roaring. If you’re hearing new sounds from your system—especially any that sound out of place—you should have a professional take a look.
5. HVAC System Appears Weaker
Decreased home comfort is likely the most obvious—and annoying—indication you may need a fix. If you’ve tested adjusting your setting and nothing works, Lakeside Heating & Air can help.