Winter is a stressful time of year for heat pumps, even in Florida. More stress means more ways for things to go wrong, so it’s important to be watchful for any signs that the system is in trouble. If you’re using a heat pump to stay warm this winter, keep an eye out for the following issues.
Even a small fluid leak in the heat pump system is not something that should be ignored. There are two different fluids that might leak from your heat pump: condensate and refrigerant. Condensate is a byproduct of the heating and cooling process. It’s normally drained out of the system through a condensate line. Refrigerant is the core fluid the system uses to move heat from one place to another.
The refrigerant is absolutely necessary for the system to operate, and is cycled back and forth between the units during operation. A leak in the condensate line will probably not harm the system, aside from causing rust over time if it isn’t fixed. A refrigerant leak, though, will cause a steady drop in output followed by a full system breakdown. Call for repairs if you notice fluid dripping from your system.
If you’ve been using your heat pump for any length of time, you know what it’s supposed to sound like when it’s on. Odd noises coming from your heat pump are usually an indication that something is wrong with the system. It could be something minor, or it could be a serious threat to the health of the entire heat pump. You’ll need to have a professional examine it to find out for certain.
Climate Masters offers heat pump repair services throughout Palm Coast, FL. If your heat pump needs repairs, call today for an appointment.