A lot of people in this area choose to use heat pumps in order to keep their properties comfortable throughout the year. The fact that a heat pump can both heat and cool a home is, of course, a major benefit. Using one system to achieve year round comfort may sound too good to be true, but the heat pump makes this luxury a very viable option. Plus, our relatively mild winter weather leaves us perfectly situation for heat pump use. Like any other HVAC system, of course, your heat pump will run into operational problems from time to time. If you have any reason at all to believe that you require heat pump repairs in Everett, WA, contact us immediately. G & S Heating Cooling & Electric will get your system back on track promptly.
Ice on the System in the Summer
You may think that your heat pump is just working exceptionally well if you see ice forming on it in the summer. After all, it is supposed to be cooling your home, right? In fact, the development of ice on your system is a major red flag, and you should contact a professional heat pump technician as soon as you notice ice on your system. This icing could be due to a few different problems, including low air flow or a dirty evaporator coil. You cannot just thaw it out and start it up again, though; the root of the problem will persist, and it will ice up again before long.
Stuck in One Mode
Your heat pump switches back and forth between heating and cooling modes thanks to its utilization of a reversing valve. This is what makes the heat pump such a convenient and versatile HVAC system. However, problems can occur when the heat pump gets stuck in either its heating or cooling mode, unable to reverse its operation. If you are sure that the heat pump is set properly at the thermostat, but it is not cooling your home or is blowing cool air in the winter, then contact us right away. You don’t want to run your system when it is compromised in this, or any, manner.