When it comes to performance, heat pumps have a different situation than air conditioners and furnaces. Unlike those two systems, which only provide one kind of comfort, heat pumps provide two, and therefore will work throughout most of the year. They take a great deal of stress because of this, and even with regular annual maintenance, a heat pump can still need the occasional repair to keep it in the best condition possible.
With summer almost here, keep a close watch on the performance of your heat pump. If you notice any possible malfunctions, call for repairs right away. You don’t want the repair issues to emerge during the summer heat.
For heating and air conditioning repairs in The Highlands, KY, make the call to AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning. We promise to repair your heat pump right—or the repair is free.
Some repairs your heat pump may need
- Reversing valve replacement: The reversing valve is what distinguishes a heat pump from a standard air conditioner. The valve sits on the line where the refrigerant exits the compressor, and it controls whether the refrigerant moves first to the indoor coil or the outdoor coil. This shift in direction changes the heat pump from one mode to the other. If your heat pump will only blow out warm air when it comes on for the summer, you may need to have a failed reversing valve replaced.
- Recharging refrigerant: Without the chemical blend known as refrigerant moving through the coils and lines of a heat pump, no heat exchange can take place, and no heating or cooling will come from the heat pump. Refrigerant does not dissipate during a heat pump’s operation, but leaks can cause the charge (the refrigerant’s level) to drop, leading to a serious plunge in the appliance’s power and possibly leading to damage to the compressor. Repair technicians can seal the leak and recharge to refrigerant to the correct level.
- Fixing a tight or seized compressor: The compressor is the core of a heat pump. Resembling a piston engine, a compressor changes liquid refrigerant into a hot gas to start the heat exchange cycle. If the compressor starts to wear down from lack of lubrication or overheating, it can become tight and eventually seized, which will halt heat exchange. Technicians can often lubricate the compressor and start it moving again. However, should a compressor completely burn out, the whole heat pump sometimes will require replacement.
Never delay when it comes to calling for heat pump repairs. Any malfunction can become worse, and lead to a more expensive repair or even the need to replace the heat pump. Contact AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning for repairs in the Highlands, KY for anything that threatens your heat pump and your comfort this coming summer. Our Straight Forward Pricing Guide™ will assure you upfront that you know the price of our services before we get to work.