Do you have an idea that heat pumps are an efficient means of heating your place? However, you need to bear in mind that even with the best quality unit, it is still possible for them to have leaks. Your heat pump helps you to cool your entire home in the hot summer days and warm your home during the chilly winter, similar to a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system.
The main function of a heat pump is to transfer heat into your home during the winter and out of your home in the summer using refrigerant. However, several factors can contribute to your heat pump leaking.
Below are some of the most usual causes of a heat pump leak:
1) Frozen Evaporator Coils : Are you aware that low levels of refrigerant can lead to ice forming on the cooling coils in the summer? Do you know that this will impair the cooling process and prevent the heat pump from running properly? Always put in mind that if refrigerant levels are lower than they should be in the system, it can build ice on the evaporator coils. This is problematic because it limits the cooling process, which impacts the pump’s ability to operate. As the ice melts, you expect that it can create puddles of water that might leak in your system.
2) Dirty Coils : Just want you to know that the cold evaporator coil in your unit collects condensation from the air and drains it down the coil into a pan which then causes another drain. If this coil gets dirty or nasty, it can fail and begin the water to drip onto the ground.
3) Drain Issues : For your information, most heat pumps have a drain pan which is used to collect condensation from the unit. Whenever this pan becomes obstructed with mold, debris, or even algae, it could overflow and form a puddle around your pump. If the drain line gets obstructed or clogged or the condensate pan is set incorrectly, the water will run over and cause a leak. In several situations, the heat pump system will automatically shut off before this transpires, however, the issue will still need to be addressed before your pump can operate again.
4) Clogged Condensate Drain : A condensate drain system relies upon some tubes to carry moisture and dampness out and away from your entire home or area. Do you have an idea that physical blockages can cause a physical blockage that stops the flow. If a blockage transpires, the water will back up until it begins to flow out of the drain pan causing a leak.
5) Cracked Overflow Pan : Same as an air conditioning unit, a heat pump pulls humidity out of the air as part of its cooling process. Are you aware that the humidity collects on the coils and drips down into the drain or overflow pan? Over time the pan may start to deteriorate, which can be the reason for its cracking. Be aware that when the pan cracks you will end up with a leak that will result in a lot of water getting onto your floors.
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We all know that heat pump maintenance and repair will help you stay warm during the chilly winter. If you have a heat pump installed in your place already that needs repairing or would like to inquire about installing a new heat pump in your area, contact Green Tree Heating & Cooling today to learn how we can help. There’s nothing for you to be anxious about our team because we can also provide you any heating and cooling services. Our professionals are experts in handling any HVAC repairs, so you have nothing to worry about it as well. Don’t wait for a long time! Give us a call now!