Winter is one of the seasons when you need your heat pump operating at peak efficiency. When it’s not, your home can feel uncomfortably cold. The following are reasons why your heat pump isn’t cooling your Pooler, GA, home properly and, instead, is blowing cold air.

The Reversing Valve Isn’t Working Properly

A heat pump combines heating and cooling functions in one system, and a reversing valve helps it switch between the two. When the valve develops problems, your system won’t be able to heat your home correctly. A professional HVAC technician can find the source of the issue and suggest practical solutions.

There’s a Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant, a unique fluid that enables the heat relay process, circulates between the compressor and evaporator coils. If the refrigerant lines develop any damage, the fluid may start leaking. Usually, hissing is a sign of a refrigerant leak, so call for a professional repair if you hear that sound or discover any other problems. Additional issues include ice accumulation on the outdoor unit.

There’s an issue with the Thermostat

Thermostat fan settings that help control your heat pump include “ON” and “AUTO.” If you use the “ON” setting, your system will continuously run, even while blowing cold air. This setting increases your energy bills since the blower is constantly running.

Use the “AUTO” setting when you want your heat pump to heat your home. Doing so will help distribute the heated air evenly. The system will stop when it reaches the desired temperature on the thermostat. If this doesn’t alleviate the issue, don’t try to fix it yourself. Professionals need to come out and diagnose the problem.

Contact Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning for exceptional heating services during the coldest seasons of the year. We have the necessary knowledge, tools, and experience to bring your heat pump back to life.

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