Heat pumps, which provide heating and cooling, are an essential part of many Maurice, LA, homes. However, they can sometimes experience short-cycling, which is when they turn on and off more frequently. The following are some reasons your home’s heat pump is short-cycling:
Dirty Air Filter
When dirt and dust clog the air filter, they restrict airflow and cause the heat pump to work harder than normal, resulting in short-cycling to compensate for the blockage. It’s typically ideal to replace air filters every one to three months. By doing so, you’ll improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
Low Refrigerant Level
The refrigerant allows the heat pump to transfer heat from one place to another. If there’s not enough refrigerant, the heat pump won’t be able to function properly. You should never attempt to handle refrigerant yourself; it’s dangerous. Instead, hire an HVAC professional for the job.
If your thermostat, the heat pump’s temperature indicator, isn’t working the right way, it can cause the system to short-cycle. You’ll need to have a service technician come out and calibrate your thermostat or check if any other issues are causing the problem. If you’re still using a manual thermostat, consider upgrading to a smart model.
If your heat pump isn’t the right size for your home, it may also be susceptible to short-cycling as it’ll have a hard time maintaining the desired temperature. To fix this problem, call professionals who can determine if it’s the correct size. If needed, we can size and install a new heating system that’s ideal for your space. As a result, you’ll maximize energy savings and comfort.
Contact Desormeaux’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc if you need heating repair services in Maurice, LA. We’re family-owned and operated and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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