Most of the time, a heat pump that runs continuously has an underlying problem. However, there are rare instances when it is normal for your heat pump to run almost continuously. We will discuss why your heat pump is running constantly in Fairfield Glade, TN below.
A heat pump cools or heats your house by moving heat from one area to another. When your house is cold, the system brings in heat from outdoors. During the hotter months, the system moves heat from your house to the outside.
If it is too hot or too cold, your heat pump may need a longer time to meet your temperature needs. Therefore, it may fail to run in cycles and run constantly instead.
A Clogged Air Filter
An air filter catches pollutants floating in your indoor air before the air enters the heat pump for cooling or heating. If you don’t replace the air filter often, the pollutants build up on the filter and block air from entering the system.
Consequently, your heat pump may run constantly to draw more air through the clogged filter. Remember to clean or replace your air filter every month or two to reduce the strain on your system’s components.
Dirty Outdoor Components
When dirt and debris settle on this component, it cannot release or absorb heat efficiently. Therefore, your system may run without breaks to dispose of or absorb as much heat as possible.
Your heat pump uses a refrigerant to move heat from one area to another. If there are leaks or punctures in the refrigerant line, refrigerant may leak out, This reduces the amount of refrigerant available to move heat. A qualified service technician can repair refrigerant leaks correctly and refill the fluid to the proper level.
Call Action Heating & Cooling, Inc. for professional heat pump services. Our experts have been helping homeowners solve their HVAC problems since 1994.