Summer is here, and with how much you’re bound to be using your heat pump the wear and tear on the system will be much higher than usual. More wear and tear means higher chances for problems to develop. If you want to make sure that your system stays in the best possible shape, you need to be familiar with common issues it might have to deal with. Let’s take a look at some of these problems now.
Short Cycling is when your system turns itself on and off every few minutes. It could be the result of a couple of different things. It’s possible that you have an electrical short between the thermostat and the heat pump, which is causing erratic instructions to be sent. It’s also possible that the compressor in the system is damaged somehow, throwing off the rhythm of the system. One way or another, short cycling increases the wear and tear on the system exponentially. If you notice the system behaving like this, you should call for repairs right away.
Broken Air Handler
The air handler is the part of the heat pump responsible for circulating air throughout the house. In order to compensate for the immense strain placed on the air handler during operation, it is equipped with a number of oiled bearings. These bearings help keep friction on the system low, but they do wear down over time. If you hear a grinding sound coming from your heat pump, it means that the bearings are about to fail. You should call for repairs as soon as possible unless you want your air handler to burn itself out.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service provides heat pump repair services of all kinds throughout Jensen Beach, FL. If you need heat pump repairs, call today for an appointment.