A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is equipped with a heat pump that helps to regulate the temperature in a home. The heat pump works with weather on the exterior of your home to help reach the temperature on the thermostat, and you may have an insufficient amount of air if it is damaged. Below, you will discover how a heat pump is used for heating and cooling your home, as well as when a repair is needed.
How is a Heat Pump Used in an HVAC System?
The job of the heat pump is to exchange air from the interior of your home with air from the exterior. When you set the thermostat to your HVAC system to cool your home on a hot day, the heat pump pulls warm air out of the house. The majority of cold air is created in the evaporator coil, but the heat pump can bring in cool air from outside to make the air cooler.
To help heat your home on a cold day, the heat pump removes cool air from the interior. The pump exchanges the cool air with warm air if it is possible to bring the warm air in from the exterior. If the weather is too cold to obtain warm air, an HVAC system uses an auxiliary heater to heat your home.
When Should a Heat Pump be Repaired?
If you suddenly begin feeling only a limited amount of air coming out of the ventilation system, there may be a problem with the heat pump. The problem may be that there is a lot of dirt on the heat pump motor that is causing it to malfunction. It is important to hire a specialist to clean the pump before it stops functioning completely and need a replacement.
The heat pump may have to be replaced if there is no sound coming from the HVAC system. Before replacing the heat pump, a specialist can check to make sure that the motor is not frozen. Cold weather can cause an accumulation of ice on the motor that must be defrosted by a professional before the pump will function again.
It can take a long time to heat and cool a home when the heat pump is not functioning as it should. Hire an HVAC specialist (such as one from Allzone Air Conditioning & Heating Corp) to make repairs when you notice problems to prevent high energy from leaving the system on too long.