Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling for your spaces. However, when they don’t work as intended, this can be extremely frustrating for you since they can worsen the conditions in your home. No one wants that to happen, which is why we’ve outlined possible reasons that your heat pump is heating up your Longwood, FL home instead of cooling it.
A Problem With Your Thermostat
This issue often arises with heat pumps due to incorrect thermostat programming. The heat pump may be adjusted to solely use the fan, in which case it would circulate hot air throughout the house. It’s also possible that someone changed the settings while you were unaware, so your first instinct should be to head to the thermostat.
Defective Reversing Valves
The reversing valves that let your heat pump switch between cooling and heating mode can sometimes get stuck, making it impossible for the heat pump to switch modes even after selecting the option. You can attribute this to a defective valve or a damaged switching mechanism.
Swapping out the damaged reversing valve will fix the problem. However, you should plan for routine maintenance to ensure all the components are working optimally.
Dirty Air Filters
As air filters continuously collect dirt from the system, the dirt layer may increasingly get dense to the point of straining airflow or otherwise blocking it. Luckily, this problem is easy to solve since you only need to clean or replace the air filter. Kindly refer to your vendor’s manual to confirm how often you need to replace your air filters.
These reasons could explain why your heat pump isn’t functioning correctly, but they are not exhaustive. If your AC troubles aren’t resolved with these DIY solutions, don’t hesitate to contact us at E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat for AC repair services.
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