Your home’s heat pump is an efficient piece of equipment for keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. When problems begin to appear, you want to get it fixed and back up and running as soon as possible. Fortunately, many heat pump issues are easy to troubleshoot.
Five Common Issues with Heat Pumps
- You notice ice or frost on the heat pump. During normal heating operations, your heat pump will keep the outdoor coils below 32 degrees. If there is moisture in the air, frost will accumulate on the outside unit. The outside unit goes through a defrost cycle periodically to get rid of the frost. If you notice that the frost never goes away, is getting thicker, or turns to solid ice, there may be a problem with the defrost cycle.