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Does Your Heat Pump Have a Refrigerant Leak in Center Point, AL?

A sufficient supply of refrigerant is essential to the proper functioning of any heat pump. Without this all-important substance, the unit would not be able to absorb heat from indoor air and cool a room or absorb warm air from the outside and transfer the heat into a room. To help you stay comfortable, here are some signs that the heat pump in your Center Point, AL home is low on refrigerant.

Poor General Functioning

Normally, refrigerant should flow through your system in a closed loop, alternatively evaporating and condensing as part of the refrigeration process. Given this, the most common reason for low refrigerant is a leak.

Although there are a number of reasons for poor heat pump performance, refrigerant leaks are a major one. If refrigerant levels in your unit are low, the unit will struggle to both heat and cool your home effectively.

Since refrigerant is commonly associated with cooling, some may think a heat pump’s inability to warm indoor air properly in the winter could domains could be a sign of low refrigerant.

Ice Buildup

Sudden ice buildup is an especially reliable indicator that your heat pump’s refrigerant levels are well below where they should be. If refrigerant levels in your system are low, pressure levels around your evaporator coil will drop, and the coil itself will not be as able to absorb heat. Both of these factors may cause ice to accumulate around the coil.

Professional Heat Pump Services

the correct amount of refrigerant is required for your heat pump to do it’s job. If you suspect your pump has had a refrigerant leak, call One Source Heating, Cooling & Electrical today and ask for our heat pump services. We provide service to customers in Birmingham and the surrounding area.

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