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Here Are Some Common Repairs Your Heat Pump May Need

A heat pump is a fantastic HVAC system that offers a lot of benefits. But even the best heat pumps have problems here and there. The best way to stay ahead of heat pump issues is to know what signs to look for that something is wrong. 

Then you can give him a call to schedule a heat pump repair in Katy, TX before your heat pump stops working completely due to an issue. You can keep reading to learn more about the most common heat pump repairs that we see in the area and the signs of each one.

Reversing Valve

One of the most common repairs that we make on a heat pump is to the reversing valve. The reversing valve is what allows your heat pump to switch between heating and cooling modes. When you change the settings on your thermostat, it signals for the reversing valve on your heat pump to switch and move refrigerant lines in the opposite direction for either heating or cooling. As your heat pump ages, this reversing valve can wear down, break, and get stuck. 

Then your heat pump will only work in whichever mode it is stuck in–either heating or cooling. Usually you don’t notice this problem until your heat pump is in between seasons and you need to move from one setting to the other. Luckily this is a very easy fix and our team can either clean and repair your reversing valve or replace it with a brand-new component.

Lack of Power 

Another reason that we get calls for heat pump service is due to a lack of power. If your heat pump won’t turn on at all, this can be very alarming. You may think that something major is wrong with your heat pump. But before you jump to any conclusions, it’s important to consider that your heat pump may not be the problem after all. 

Check your circuit breaker to make sure that it was not tripped, shutting off power to your heat pump completely. If that’s the problem, switch your circuit breaker back on and your heat pump should work again. Of course, if your heat pump continues to trip the circuit breaker, then something is likely wrong with your electrical panel that needs to be addressed. 

Another common reason for there to be a lack of power to your heat pump is thermostat problems. If your thermostat is not operating correctly to communicate with your heat pump to turn on heating and cooling cycles, it may seem like your heat pump is not working at all. Our team can often recalibrate your thermostat or replace it with a new model to solve the problem.

Unusual Cycles

It’s also common to schedule repairs when your heat pump begins to cycle in an unusual way. No two heat pumps are going to have exactly the same cycles, but usually your unit will stay on for 15 to 20 minutes during a heating or cooling cycle and then turn off again until the temperature changes enough for your thermostat to signal for your heat pump to turn back on again. 

It should be a red flag if your heat pump turns on and stays on without cycling back off regularly. It’s also a red flag if your heat pump turns on and off at frequent intervals without ever being able to complete a heating or cooling cycle all the way through. It’s possible that something is wrong with any number of components inside of your heat pump, including sensors that are designed to signal when the cycle should be turning on and off.

At AC Comfort your comfort is our business! Serving Katy, TX, and the surrounding areas. Schedule an appointment today for your AC service needs.

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