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What Are Some Common Repair Problems That Can Develop with Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps are pretty ingenious systems, but because they provide both heating and cooling for your home, they also accrue twice the amount of wear and tear of a separate cooling or heating system. This means that your heat pump may be more prone to malfunction. With the Basnett Plumbing & Heating experts on your side for all of your heat pump’s needs, you won’t need to worry about having repairs properly handled. However, it is good as the homeowner to be aware of some of the more common problems that can develop with your heat pump system in Littleton, MA:

Refrigerant Leaks

Heat pumps do not generate heating or cooling; instead, they transfer heat from one location to another. They are able to do this with the help of refrigerant. However, with wear and tear, your heat pump system may develop a refrigerant leak at some point. Only a trained and certified expert can handle refrigerant, so if you suspect you may have a refrigerant leak, let a pro handle it.

Issues with the Compressor

The compressor is a key component in your heat pump, pressurizing the refrigerant and helping with the heating and cooling process. Any problems with the compressor, such as motor problems or issues with pressure inside the compressor, will result in operational problems for your heat pump.

Electrical Problems

Electrical wires and capacitors help keep the electricity in your heat pump system flowing correctly. But over time, wires can corrode and fray, and capacitors can break down. Having the right amount of electricity for your heat pump is critical for its operation, so it’s important to have a trained expert handle any kind of electrical issue with your heat pump system.

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