Troubleshooting Common Heat Pump Concerns

Troubleshooting Common Heat Pump Concerns

Heat pumps work like air conditioners to cool your home in summer. The liquid refrigerant in the evaporator coil absorbs heat indoors and changes to a gas. At the same time, a blower pushes air across the cold coils to cool your home. The gas refrigerant moves to an outdoor condenser coil where it’s compressed into a liquid again. Then, it goes back to the evaporator coil.

In winter, the evaporator becomes the condenser, and the condenser is the evaporator. Your heat pump absorbs heat from outdoors and transfers it inside. Heat pumps are efficient, especially in the warm Palm Shores, Florida, weather, but a small glitch can lead to an expensive breakdown. Here are some tips for troubleshooting common heat pump problems like ice, an uncomfortable home, a system that runs constantly, and a strange smell.

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