It’s still spring, but your air conditioner has been cooling your home in Crystal Beach, FL, for a while now. But as the heat pump ran, you noticed that the air never grew cool. Let’s go over four reasons why a heat pump would heat your home when in cooling mode.
Stuck Reversing Valve
First, consider the reversing valve, which is the device that’s charged with switching your heat pump from heating to cooling mode and vice versa. This can get caked up with grime or simply worn out with age, and the result will be a valve stuck in just one mode.
Clogged Air Filter
As a general part of maintenance, you should replace the filter in your system every 90 days. If you neglect this, the filter becomes an obstruction to airflow, which means the hot air in your home never gets pulled out. You can do this yourself or ask a tech to help!
Low Heat Pump Refrigerant Levels
Your heat pump sends refrigerant through the air handler to absorb the heat coming in through the return vent, and then it sends that refrigerant to the compressor outside to release the heat. A leak in the refrigerant line, though, will compromise this process and leave your air still warm.
Dirty Compressor Unit
As we said, hot air gets released in the compressor. You have to ensure that this unit is clear of dirt, dust, foliage, and other obstructions because otherwise, the heat carried by the refrigerant will simply return to your home.
Get in touch with Pinellas Comfort Systems today and we’ll provide the right AC repair to restore cooling to your home in Crystal Beach. We’ve been serving this region since 1957, and we keep up on all advances in HVAC technology.