Like any mechanical device, your heat pump compressor will eventually break down and need replacement. Here are five signs that indicate your heat pump compressor may be on its last legs.
1. The Unit Is Making Strange Noises
Your HVAC system should run quietly without strange banging, rattling or humming noises. If you hear any unusual sounds coming from your unit, it’s a sign that the compressor is faulty. Act on the problem as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the unit and improve the heating of your home.
2. The Unit Is Leaking Coolant
A small amount of condensation around your heat pump is normal, but if you see coolant leaking from the unit, it’s a sign that the compressor is not okay. You’ll need to repair the unit and refill the coolant.
3. The Unit Isn’t Providing Enough Heat/Cooling
The main purpose of a heat pump is to provide heating and cooling for your home. If you notice that the unit isn’t providing as much heat or cooling as you need, it could be a sign that the compressor is struggling. The sooner you fix the problem, the better.
4. Circuit Breaker Problems
The purpose of a circuit breaker is to protect your HVAC system from power surges. If the circuit breaker trips frequently, it’s a sign that there’s too much strain on the system, which could be due to a faulty compressor. You’ll need to have an electrician look at the unit to diagnose the problem.
5. Reduced Airflow
Airflow is essential for proper heat pump operation. If the compressor starts to fail, you may notice reduced airflow from the unit. This problem can cause it to overheat, which will shorten its lifespan.
For your heat pump to have a long-lasting life, periodic maintenance is a must. We offer comprehensive HVAC services that range from installation to repair and replacement. Our experienced technicians will diagnose any problems with your heat pump and provide an effective solution.
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