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Heat pumps are recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy as an energy-efficient alternative to traditional systems in temperate areas like Orlando, Florida. These HVAC systems provide reliable cooling during the summer months and can offer cozy warmth during the chill of winter. Like any complex system, however, heat pumps can occasionally break down and require repairs. Here are three of the most common heat pump problems in our area.

Failing to Cool Your Home

If your heat pump is not producing enough air conditioning power to keep your Orlando home cool and comfortable, you may need a visit from a professional heat pump repair technician to determine the underlying reason for this problem. Some of the most common reasons that your heat pump might not be producing cool air include the following:

  • Valve issues: If your reversing valve is broken or damaged, your heat pump may be sending out warm hair instead of the cool air necessary to keep your home comfortable. The reversing valve determines whether the heat pump is producing warm or cool air. Damage to or deterioration of this valve can have far-ranging effects on your heat pump’s ability to cool your home efficiently.
  • Low refrigerant levels: Leaks in your heat pump’s refrigerant system can reduce its ability to keep your home cool. Calling a company that specializes in heat pump services can resolve this issue quickly.
  • Dirty filters and components: ENERGY STAR recommends changing your air filter every month and scheduling annual maintenance visits for your heat pump or HVAC system. This can reduce issues with airflow that could reduce the efficiency and effectiveness of your heat pump system.

These issues can have a real impact on your indoor comfort. Calling your local HVAC experts is a solid step in the right direction to complete your heat pump repair in Orlando.

Failing to Turn On at All

Faulty or malfunctioning thermostats are a common source of problems that require professional heat pump repair. If your heat pump will not turn on, your thermostat may require recalibration or replacement. Other issues that may be to blame for your heat pump’s failure to start include electrical issues, a broken starter capacitor or a malfunctioning reversing valve. These issues should be addressed by a company that specializes in professional heat pump services. Scheduling regular maintenance for your heat pump can also reduce the risk of these issues for you and your family.

Improper Cycling of Heat Pump

If your heat pump is running constantly or is cycling too frequently, you may have a defective or failing thermostat. Your thermostat is responsible for sending the signals to your heat pump to cool or to heat your home. If it is not functioning properly, your thermostat could potentially send repeated demands for cooling or heating to your HVAC system that could end up costing you more to keep your home comfortable during the hottest parts of the year. Thermostats are a relatively inexpensive component of your home heating and cooling system. Replacing your current malfunctioning thermostat with a programmable or smart thermostat system can often help you to save money on your cooling bills while allowing you to enjoy greater convenience in managing indoor temperatures this year and every year.

E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat can provide you with the practical help and support you need to enjoy the greatest degree of comfort inside your Orlando home. We have been serving our customers in Orlando and the surrounding communities for more than three decades. Our NATE-certified technicians have the factory training and knowledge necessary to deliver the best solutions for you. E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat is a Trane Comfort Specialist with seven consecutive years at 100-percent satisfaction. To learn more about the heat pumps we sell, install and maintain, give us a call today. Our team is here to serve you now and in the future.

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