Heat pumps are a cost-effective alternative to traditional HVAC systems. Moreover, their air conditioner repair and maintenance requirements are often lower than the typical AC or furnace. For all their advantages, however, heat pumps are best suited to homes in temperate climates that don’t experience extreme changes in temperature.
Another problem with heat pumps lies in their ability to maintain a certain temperature. This is more noticeable in winter when the heating mode sees more frequent use. Let our heat pump experts at J&M Air Conditioning & Heating explain the potential causes of this issue, as well as suggest ways you can resolve it.
Heat Pump on Ice
Heat pumps rely on their outdoor condenser to regulate temperatures. During the winter, this unit can freeze over. You can run a defrost cycle to melt away any snow and ice, but for severe cases you should contact your air conditioner repair technician right away.
Check power connections and all openings, vents and registers for any potential obstructions. If necessary, replace clogged filters as well. When the outdoor unit still fails to turn on after multiple attempts to power it up, then it’s time to call the professionals.
Compromised Air Seals
No home is 100% airtight. The best case scenario for your home is to make sure seals are properly applied so that a negligible amount of cold air enters your home. However, if any of these seals fail, there will be an influx of cold air from the outdoors. In the worst case, this might be too much for your heat pump to combat. Call your heat pump and air conditioner repair specialist and have your home inspected for any possible air leaks.
When to Call the Pros
For serious issues, it’s best to entrust repairs to a professional. If your heat pump experiences any of the following problems, book a service visit with a technician immediately.
- Compressor failure
- Compressor or returning valve malfunction
- An out-of-calibration thermostat that shows “ghost readings
- Low or poor refrigerant levels and circulation
- Seasonal inspections and tune-ups
Keep your heat pump in great shape all season long with the help of our experts at J&M. We’re your number one trusted HVAC company. Give us a call at (951) 663-4895 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and get a free quote on new HVAC equipment today. We serve homeowners in Hemet, CA, and nearby areas.