The weather in Prescott isn’t exactly warm and toasty right now. Our area gets its fair share of cold temperatures so it is a great thing to have a heater that you can rely on. This is doubly true if you have a heat pump because you can rely on this system all year long to keep you comfortable.
With that said, heating season is starting to reach its end. Before you turn your attention to making sure that your heat pump is ready for summer, we want to make sure that there aren’t any issues that your system encountered this last winter that need to be addressed. After a long winter, you may need to schedule some Prescott Valley heat pump repairs to make sure your unit is up to the task of keeping you comfortable.
What’s Wrong With My Heat Pump?
Much like any heating system, your heat pump may need repairs by the end of winter or the beginning of spring. You don’t want to ignore these repair needs especially with a heat pump because some of these problems can also impact your ability to stay cool this summer!
Here are a few problems you might encounter with a struggling heat pump:
A Refrigerant Leak
Your heat pump needs refrigerant to do its job. If you have a refrigerant leak, your system won’t be much more than a pricey fan because it won’t be able to transfer heat into your home.
A Clogged Filter
Filters are great for keeping dust and debris out of your house. However, they will hold all that debris until they become too clogged up to allow air through. This will impact your heat pump’s ability to produce warmth for you. Make sure you are cleaning or replacing your filter every few months.
A Malfunctioning Blower Motor
Your blower motor is responsible for making sure the fan in your heat pump blows the heated air it creates into your home. Obviously, if something is wrong with the fan such as a broken belt, it will impact your heat pump’s ability to deliver that warm air and can even put it at risk of overheating.
Broken Reversing Valve
Like we said your heat pump gives you both warm and cold air. It is able to do this thanks to its reversing valve. If your reversing valve is broken though you won’t be able to enjoy the comfort you need. Make sure that you test out your heat pump to see if the reversing valve is operational and, if not, schedule a repair service ASAP.
These are just four of the potential problems that your heat pump might run into as the heating season winds down and cooling season prepares to make its arrival. Your best choice is to have your heat pump checked and serviced by a professional to ensure your comfort when it matters the most
Contact Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating for your next heat pump service. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction with every job we do.