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We’re moving deeper into heating season, and you’re probably going to be relying on your heat pump more and more often to keep comfortable. As you use your heat pump more often, you’re going to put increased strain on the system. That means a higher likelihood of problems occurring with the system. If you want to make sure that your heat pump stays in the best possible condition, you need to catch any problems as early as possible. Let’s take a look at some common heat pump problems you need to watch out for.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant is the core of the heat pump; it is responsible for allowing the system to both heat and cool the home. Refrigerant is not consumed by the heat pump during operation, but is instead recycled back and forth between liquid and gaseous states. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, it will drain the system of the fluid that it needs to operate. This will cause a steady decline in operation, followed by an eventual breakdown. Call for repairs if you notice fluid of any kind leaking from your system.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is when your heat pump turns on and off every couple of minutes. It is typically caused by a short circuit between the thermostat and the system, or occasionally by a damaged compressor. Either way, the wear and tear on the system will increase substantially while it’s short cycling. If you don’t have it repaired, the system will break down years earlier than it otherwise would.

Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. provides a full range of heat pump repair services throughout Port Charlotte, FL. If you need heat pump repair services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.