Why Your Heat Pump Makes Your Home Cooler in Heat Mode

The last thing you want your heat pump to do is fail during the colder months in Mount Pleasant, TX. Unfortunately, the device may sometimes blow cool air when you have set it on “heat” mode. Here are some reasons your heat pump is blowing cool air in heating mode:

Refrigerant Leak

A refrigerant is a unique fluid that helps to relay heat from one area to another. During the colder months, a heat pump’s refrigerant relays heat from the outside into your home through the condenser and evaporator coils.

The fluid may start leaking when there’s a puncture in the refrigerant line. As a result, your heat pump’s ability to relay heat will reduce.

Refrigerant leaks can harm you. Therefore, don’t attempt DIY repairs; instead, consider seeking a certified service technician’s help.

A Failing Reversing Valve

A reversing valve enables your unit to change the direction of refrigerant flow depending on whether you want to heat or cool your home. When this valve develops problems, your heat pump won’t change the direction of the refrigerant flow to heat your home. Consequently, your system will continue cooling your home even when you have it set to heat mode.

Dirty Condenser Coils

Your heat pump’s condenser coil helps to absorb heat from the outdoor ground and air. Since this coil is outside, dirt, leaves, debris and dust may clog it. Consequently, the component will fail to execute its functions efficiently, leaving your living space cold.

Consider removing leaves and debris that may have accumulated on your outdoor unit. Also, it’s not advisable to have any plants near the unit.

Don’t allow an inefficient heat pump to interfere with your comfort. Call Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing for excellent heating solutions. Our service technicians will respond promptly and take care of the issue.

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