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If you notice that your heat pump runs all the time in your Efland, NC, home, you may wonder why. Some issues are easy to spot, so it’s worth troubleshooting the problem. Below are five reasons why your heat pump won’t stop running.

Dirty Air Filter

If you have a dirty air filter, your HVAC system won’t run efficiently and will constantly run to keep you comfortable. Dirty air filters also impact your indoor air quality, leading to more allergy and asthma symptoms. It’s best to change or clean your air filters every six weeks during the peak heating and cooling seasons.

Dirty Coils

Your heat pump works by transferring heat from outside and expelling exhausted air outside using refrigerant. If you have dirty condenser coils in the outdoor unit, the refrigerant in your HVAC system will struggle to transfer heat indoors and outdoors.

Leaky Refrigerant

A heat pump relies on a refrigerant to move heat into and out of your home, so if the HVAC system has a refrigerant leak, it won’t transfer the heat properly. As the refrigerant is toxic, it’s best to hire an HVAC technician for maintenance if you have a refrigerant leak.

Your Thermostat Is Set Too High

Another reason your HVAC system won’t stop running is if you have your thermostat set too high. When you set your desired temperature high, the heat pump struggles to keep up with your request. Check your thermostat to confirm the temperature you requested and ensure that you don’t have it set incorrectly.

You Have an Older System

Heat pumps work for a long time, but they don’t last forever. As they age, the efficiency of your HVAC system reduces significantly, especially if it is older than 10 to 15 years old. Routine maintenance helps to keep your system running longer, but you’ll need a new heat pump eventually.

If you’re having problems with your heating system, don’t wait until it’s an emergency to get a professional inspection. Contact A&E Heating and Air Conditioning today for your heat pump maintenance and repair needs.

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