Keeping your heat pump in good condition is very important as you continue through the winter months. Here are four common repair issues you could encounter with your heat pump during the winter months in Indian Wells, CA.

Heat Pump Refrigerant Leaks

A heat pump uses refrigerant to absorb and transfer heat from one area to another, so if there is a leak, the pump won’t be able to function properly. If you have a refrigerant leak, you will need to contact an HVAC maintenance professional to assess the problem.

Not Enough Heat

If debris is clogging your unit or the air filter is dirty, this could be causing your system to not produce enough heat to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Debris, leaves, and other vegetation can keep the system from functioning properly. Your system’s air filter can also trap debris and dirt, which will affect the airflow to your system’s compressor.

Broken Reversing Valve

A heat pump’s reversing valve is what allows it to switch between heating and cooling modes. If a heat pump’s reversing valve is damaged, it will stick in one mode instead of being able to switch between the two. You will need to hire a professional to fix or replace this faulty valve for you.

Won’t Turn On

If your HVAC system won’t turn on, it could be due to a variety of things such as power loss or thermostat problems. A thermostat miscalibration could prevent the thermostat from communicating properly with your HVAC system. Another cause could be a broken starter capacitor, which would emit a subtle clicking noise when your heat pump attempts to turn on.

Your heat pump isn’t invincible; it needs proper maintenance to keep it running through the winter months. Contact us at All Knight Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for all your heating repair and installation services.

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