Last winter, when you were running your heat pump in Buffalo Grove, IL, you may have noticed that it ran constantly in order to do its job. Before summer hits, make sure you get this problem diagnosed and repaired. Here are four possibilities as to why your heat pump seems to rarely shut off.

Dirty Air Filter

Have you been changing your air filter? You should perform this maintenance task every 90 days with a pleated filter (sooner if you own pets, or someone in your home smokes). Left alone, the filter will allow less air through, lengthening each cycle beyond the 10 or 15 minutes that it should be.

Your Thermostat Settings

Don’t make the mistake of cranking down the thermostat in the belief that this will force the heat pump to cool faster; thermostats don’t control the system’s speed. What you’ll get instead is a heat pump that runs continually to reach that low temperature. Keep your set point reasonable, then check the thermostat for proper calibration because it may be misreading your indoor temperature.

Refrigerant Leak

A leak in your refrigerant line will prevent the efficient transfer of heat from your home to the outside, resulting in lukewarm air. Consequently, your heat pump will continue to run in a fruitless effort to cool your home.

Undersized Heat Pump

Maybe your heat pump doesn’t have the size and power to heat and cool your entire home. This could have been the fault of the installation technicians, or it could have arisen because you built a room addition, but in either case, you’ll need a larger system to solve this problem.

Whatever repairs you need here in Buffalo Grove, you can depend on Martin Enterprises Heating & Air Conditioning; call today for an inspection from one of our NATE-certified technicians. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction on all projects simple and complex. We’re available 24/7 for emergency repairs.

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