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3 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repair

Since your heat pump is an all-in-one heating and cooling system, it never takes a break from keeping your home comfortable. As a result, it takes on more wear and tear. But you can stay ahead of expensive heat pump repairs by knowing the signs of heat pump problems. 

When you do need HVAC repair in Louisville, you can give our team a call to help. But first, keep reading to learn more about the signs of heat pump problems. If you notice any of these signs, give our team a call right away so that you can fix your heat pump before it breaks down completely.

1. The Reversing Valve Is Stuck

If you’ve tried to switch your thermostat from heating to cooling or vice versa and your heat pump did not respond, the reversing valve may be stuck. This usually only happens in older heat pumps and can be fixed by replacing the faulty component. A new reversing valve should solve the problem and keep it from happening again in the future. 

When our team visits your home to replace the reversing valve, we will check all possible reasons for this problem. There may be an issue deeper in your system that is contributing to your heat pump not switching between modes. Or it may be your thermostat and not your heat pump that’s the problem. Our goal is to get to the source of the issue and fix it so it doesn’t happen again. 

2. Lack of Cooling

A lack of cold air coming from the air vents is another reason to give us a call, even if your heat pump seems to be operating without any issues. A lack of cold air can indicate a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is the substance that helps your heat pump cool down air to blow into your home.

It’s possible that your home still feels comfortable even without as much cooling ability. However, this is still a problem. If you allow your heat pump to keep running, it will break down eventually. It’s always better to address your concerns earlier rather than wait until your heat pump stops working completely. 

3. Lack of Airflow

Not feeling a strong steam of airflow is just as much of a problem. There can be a combination of airflow and cooling problems. Sometimes airflow is weak in addition to not being cold because there may be a blockage preventing airflow from making its way entirely through the system. Other times you can still feel cold air but not a lot of airflow. 

Without good airflow, your heat pump will never be able to cool your home to your desired temperature. As a result, your thermostat will continually signal your heat pump to turn on or stay on to cool your home without ever achieving the results. This can add a lot of wear and tear to your system, making it more likely that you’ll experience a heat pump breakdown.

Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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