Why Is My Heat Pump Running Inefficiently?

Heat pumps are great devices, providing both heating and cooling for your home. However, providing both heating and cooling means that a heat pump will run all year-round as opposed to running for a few months, so it’s very likely that your heat pump will see a higher level of wear and tear than other types of systems. One of the best ways to keep your heat pump running well all year is to schedule bi-annual maintenance. Maintenance helps prevent repairs, and can keep your heat pump from running inefficiently. If it’s been more than 6 months since your last heat pump maintenance appointment in Benson, schedule one with Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today.

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.