Why Has My Heat Pump Stopped Cooling?

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No homeowner wants to deal with an air conditioner breakdown in the middle of summer, but if your heat pump has been having some problems, it will likely break down when it’s working its hardest. There can be a few reasons why your heat pump isn’t cooling as it should be, or has stopped cooling completely. But no matter what the issue is, it’s important have only trained experts handle your system. The pros at Bell Plumbing and Heating have been helping customers in Denver, CO, with their cooling needs for over 50 years. If you are having cooling issues with your heat pump, call us today.

Reasons for Non-Cooling

Here are some of the more common reasons your heat pump may not be cooling as needed:

  • You haven’t had bi-annual maintenance – because heat pumps provide both heating and cooling, they work twice as hard as separate cooling and heating systems do. As such, it’s very important to have your system maintained professionally twice a year to avoid problems.
  • There’s a refrigerant leak – refrigerant leaks cause an imbalance in the heat release/cooling process, which will display as tepid or warm air, or no air at all. Only certified experts can handle refrigerant, so if you suspect your heat pump has a refrigerant leak, call a pro for help.
  • The air filter is clogged – a clogged air filter can reduce the air flow in your system so much that it can stop the system completely. If this is the reason why your system isn’t cooling, changing the air filter should remedy the problem.

Something is wrong with the compressor – the compressor is responsible for pressurizing the refrigerant in your system; if it is malfunctioning, due to electrical or motor problems, the heat release/cooling process will be affected.

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