Sometimes, your heat pump may run continuously due to an underlying problem. Other times, the system may run continuously to satisfy your cooling needs. Discover why your heat pump in Harvey, LA does not run in cycles.
If the temperatures are very high, your heat pump will work continuously to satisfy your indoor cooling needs. This situation is normal, and, therefore, there is no need for alarm. However, it is essential to have a technician come over and check your system to confirm all is well.
A Clogged Air Filter
If you have a reusable air filter and don’t wash it often, pollutants will accumulate on it and block the flow of air from your living space to your heat pump. The same will happen if you use a replaceable filter and don’t replace it often.
Reduced airflow into your heat pump forces the system to work continuously, attempting to draw more air through the clogged filter. Consider replacing your air filter every 30 to 90 days.
A refrigerant is a unique fluid that moves heat from your living space to the environment. Punctured refrigerant lines allow this fluid to leak, reducing the fluid available to move heat. You can tell your refrigerant is leaking by looking out for gurgling and hissing noises.
Do not attempt to fix refrigerant leaks, as the fluid can harm your health. Instead, allow a professional to repair the problem for you.
A Dirty Outdoor Unit
Leaves, dust and debris may clog the heat pump’s outdoor unit over time. A clogged outdoor unit cannot release the heat absorbed from your home to the environment efficiently.
This causes your heat pump to operate without taking breaks. Remember to schedule regular maintenance to keep all your heat pump components clean.
Call Caribbean Breeze Heating & Cooling for quality air conditioning services. We have perfected the art of keeping our clients comfortable, so you can always count on us.
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