We’ve officially entered what is historically the hottest part of the year around these parts. Hopefully, if you are utilizing a heat pump to cool your home then it hasn’t given you any problems. However, if you have noticed troubling symptoms and wonder if your heat pump can handle the rest of this year—let alone the rest of this season—then a replacement heat pump may be necessary. Don’t wait for your heat pump to die on you when you need in the most—instead be aware of these indicators that signal you might need a new heat pump before this year is over.
It’s easy to assume that heat pumps are used primarily for heating homes in the winter time. However, heat pumps are increasingly being used as a heating and cooling solution, and are actually constructed more like a traditional air conditioner than they are like combustion based heating systems.
This construction is what enables a heat pump to be so energy efficient. However, it also opens up these systems to a couple possible problems. To ensure that your heat pump remains in the best shape possible, you should be aware of how exactly it works. We’ve discussed one of the most vital components to a heat pump below: refrigerant.