Serving Palm Desert and Coachella Valley

It is refreshing to stay in a cool house during the hot months when the temperatures outside are unbearable. A malfunctioning heat pump can frustrate you when you get home to a hot indoor environment. These are a few possible reasons why your heat pump is heating your Rancho Mirage, CA house in cooling mode.

Leaking Refrigerant

A refrigerant helps to extract heat from the indoor air and relay it outside during the warmer months. If the refrigerant lines have tiny holes, the fluid may escape through these openings.

As a result, very little refrigerant is left to relay heat from your house to the environment. Allow a professional to repair refrigerant leaks. You will harm yourself if you come in contact with the fluid while attempting DIY repairs.

Faulty Reversing Valve

A heat pump’s reversing valve is the component that enables your heat pump to carry out both heating and cooling functions. This heat pump part changes the direction of refrigerant flow according to the season.

During the warmer months, it allows the fluid to remove heat from your house and move it to the outdoors. The reversing valve then prompts the refrigerant to bring in heat from outside during the colder months.

If the reversing valve is faulty, it does not change the direction of refrigerant flow. Therefore, your heat pump brings heat into your house during the warmer months instead of absorbing the heat in your living space and disposing of it. A service technician can fix a malfunctioning reversing valve.

Incorrect Thermostat Settings

There are two thermostat settings that control your HVAC fan: auto, off, and on. If you have set your thermostat on “auto,” the fan will only run when the heat pump is running a temperature regulation cycle. On the other hand, the “on” setting keeps the fan running continuously, regardless of whether the heat pump is running a temperature regulation cycle or not.

Contact Vic’s Air Conditioning whenever you need professional heat pump services. We enjoy restoring our clients’ comfort.

Image provided by iStock

Pin It on Pinterest

Compliance Settings
Increase Font Size
Simplified Font
Underline Links
Highlight Links