Heat pumps make great purchases here in Springfield, LA precisely because they work in all seasons. You’ve likely had yours in heating mode for the last few months, but warm weather is returning, which means you’ll soon be moving it over to cooling mode if you haven’t done so already. Imagine the unpleasant shock when you switch your heat pump over and discover that no cool air is coming out of your system. This is the time of year when people often discover cooling issues with their heat pumps, and while a good repair service can fix the problem swiftly, it helps to understands what the causes may be. Here are a few of them for your edification.
Broken Reversing Valve
Refrigerant moves through the heat pump in a cycle: the direction of the cycle determines whether it brings warm air or cool air to your home. The reversing valve allows you to switch between heating and cooling mode, but if the valve is stuck or broken, you’re not going to get any cool air out of the system.
Your heat pump relies on refrigerant to cool the air, and while it’s supposed to operate in a closed system, leaks do spring up. This can be especially problematic in the winter, since you don’t use the cooling setting much and a leak can go for weeks or months before being detected. Never try to run your heat pump with low refrigerant. Instead, call a technician who can seal the leak and recharge the system.
In some cases, the issue isn’t with the heap pump at all, but with a breach in your ducts pulling cool air out or bringing warm air in. This is likely the case if the lack of cool air is limited to one particular room or section of your house.
Call A Professional to handle any problems with your heat pump!