Heat pumps are ingenious devices, providing both heating and cooling to your home. But like any other heating and/or cooling device, your heat pump will need repair at some point. Our cooling season is much longer than other parts of the country, so it’s not an option to be without AC. This is why it’s important to make air conditioning repairs quickly, and with a company you can trust – like John’s Refrigeration.
Common Heat Pump Repairs
There are some common heat pump repairs that our technicians see with relative frequency:
- Reversing valve gets stuck – the reversing valve on your heat pump is the component that allows it to switch between heating and cooling. However, this switch can get stuck in a single mode (cooling or heating) or in between. Sometimes repairs can fix problem, but many times the valve will need replacement.
- Bad solenoid – each reversing valve has a low-voltage electrical component called a solenoid, which helps move the heat pump setting from one position to the other. The solenoid has two wires that can fray, corrode or disconnect, causing the solenoid to malfunction. Solenoids can be replaced, so typically you don’t need to replace the entire valve when experiencing a solenoid issue.
- Refrigerant leaks – refrigerant leaks can occur in multiple areas of your heat pump system; however, if there is a refrigerant leak inside your reversing valve, the valve will need replacement. Refrigerant leaks can be challenging to locate, and certification is required when handling refrigerant, so it’s important to call a professional for any kind of refrigerant leak issue with your heat pump.
Maintenance Helps Prevent Repairs
Maintenance is a great weapon when it comes to preventing repairs with your heat pump. Why? Your heat pump is thoroughly inspected, including the electrical components, refrigerant levels, the reversing valve, the heat pump controls and the air filter. Components will be adjusted, cleaned and lubricated as needed, allowing your heat pump to run optimally.
Heat pumps can offer your home both heating and cooling, and they can last a long time – but not without proper care. If your heat pump is giving you problems, call the people you can trust for air conditioning repair service in Mesa: John’s Refrigeration.