Reasons for Inefficient Operation
Here are some factors that can contribute to the inefficient operation of your heat pump:
- Clogged/dirty filters – clogged/dirty air filters can restrict the air flow in your system, which can reduce air volume and affect the refrigerant cycle in your system.
- Dirty evaporator coils – the coils in your heat pump can become dirty and dusty with normal use. If the dirt and dust aren’t cleaned off, they can form a layer of insulation that can disrupt the refrigerant cycle in your system.
- Refrigerant leaks – refrigerant leaks can cause icing and other problems with your heat pump, all resulting in inefficient operation. Refrigerant leaks can be hard to find, and repairing them can be challenging, so it’s important to call for help if you suspect you have a refrigerant leak in your system.
Maintenance Is the Key
During a scheduled maintenance appointment, your heat pump will be thoroughly inspected, cleaned, adjusted and lubricated as needed. Small issues will be taken care of, like clogged filters or worn fan belts, which helps keep your system working optimally. As mentioned above, the amount of work a heat pump does is about twice the amount of other whole-home systems, so scheduling bi-annual maintenance for your heat pump in Benson is very important for efficient operation.
Haven’t had maintenance in a while? Call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment with one of our heat pump experts.