A heat pump in good working condition runs in cycles. Therefore, if it does not take breaks, all is not well. We will discuss reasons for a heat pump running constantly in Culpeper, VA.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant relays heat from one section of your HVAC system to another. If the fluid leaks, the amount remaining may not move heat efficiently. Consequently, your heat pump runs continuously to move as much heat as it can with the little refrigerant left.

You may damage your refrigerant lines when you accidentally hit your outdoor unit with your lawnmower, causing the refrigerant to leak. Also, your pet may relieve itself on the unit, corroding the refrigerant lines. Consider erecting a fence around the outdoor component area to protect it.

Clogged Air Filter

When you fail to replace your air filter regularly, contaminants accumulate on this component. This buildup blocks air from passing through the filter smoothly. Consequently, your heat pump runs incessantly to draw more air.

Consider getting a new air filter every couple of months. Remember to check the filter’s MERV rating when buying a new filter. A filter with a higher rating is more efficient.

Dirty Outdoor Unit

The outdoor unit receives the heat absorbed in your house and transfers it to the environment. A dirty outdoor HVAC component cannot release heat to the environment efficiently. Consider scheduling regular maintenance services to keep all your HVAC system components clean.

Undersized Heat Pump

The HVAC industry categorizes a heat pump as undersized if its capacity cannot meet your indoor temperature needs. No matter how long it runs, this system cannot satisfy your indoor temperature needs.

Consider replacing an undersized system with a correctly sized one. A professional can help you get a correctly sized heat pump by determining your indoor temperature needs using an industry-standard method.

Call Duct-Rite Mechanical, LLC. for quality air conditioning services. We enjoy restoring our clients’ comfort.

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