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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Cool?

One of the biggest benefits of owning a heat pump is that it is a dual-mode system, providing heat during the winter months and cool air during the summer months. However, switching between modes can sometimes be an issue for a few reasons, as we’ll discuss below. No matter what the issue with your heat pump in Oxford, DE, you should always call an expert for help. Heat pump systems are complex, and allowing someone to work on them without the proper training and expertise can lead to other more serious issues, in addition to potentially being more costly. The NATE-certified technicians at Bartels Heating & Cooling are available day or night, so if you are experiencing an issue with your heat pump, call us today!

Reasons for a Lack of Cooling

Here are a few reasons why your heat pump may not be cooling as it should:

There’s a refrigerant leak.

Your heat pump works by transferring heat from one location to another, and it does so with the help of a chemical known as refrigerant. The refrigerant in your system has to be at an exact amount, and when a leak develops, the level decreases, which can lead to a lack of cool air in your system.

The air filter is clogged.

It may seem like small thing, but a clogged air filter can be serious trouble. The main issue that develops with a clogged air filter is the restriction of air flow. Your heat pump needs the right amount of air flow to work properly, and if the air in the system is significantly reduced, the cooling process can be interrupted.

The reversing valve is stuck.

The reversing valve is the component that allows your heat pump to switch between heating and cooling modes. The valve has a sliding mechanism and sometimes this mechanism can become stuck, either in a mode or in between modes.

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