If you have a heat pump, there may be some issues arise in the winter. In the past, heat pumps often became ineffective in the winter. However, with modern technology, your heat pump can still be used during the coldest months of the year, although there are some things that may still require the need of professional heat pump maintenance. Let’s go over three common issues.
One of the most common issues is unnoticed low refrigerant. This is often not caught until the springtime, as low refrigerant will mean your AC will not be working effectively. Since many have backup heaters, this goes unnoticed during the winter. If your home seems to be getting cool then warm, this is a sign of low refrigerant, which means you’ll need to call someone experienced in heat pump maintenance.
Another common issue is poor maintenance. This could lead to severe issues if your heat pump is not properly maintained. The third most common issue is defrost mode issues. This will lead to your unit not detecting frost, causing issues that may be expensive to fix.
If you’re interested in learning more, reach out to your local maintenance company and watch the video above to hear more details about these issues.