Your heat pump is designed to keep your home cool in the summer and warm during the winter. However, even if you have a good heat pump, it’s still possible for the heating or cooling process to malfunction. You need to know what to do if your heat pump leaks, which is why in this blog post, Broom Heating & Air Conditioning, the top HVAC contractor in our area, explains the possible causes behind a leaking heat pump and what you should do about them.
Cracked Overflow Pan
A heat pump is similar to an air conditioner in that it pulls humidity out of the air as part of its cooling process. This humidity collects on the coils then drips down into the overflow pan or drain. Unfortunately, the overflow pan can corrode and crack. If this happens, then your heat pump will leak, at which point you should call us to inspect your system so we can determine the best solution to your problem.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
Low levels of refrigerant in your heat pump can cause ice to form on the evaporator coils. This will impair the cooling process and cause your heat pump to malfunction. The melting ice can also create puddles below the heat pump unit. As a heat pump and air conditioner repair expert, we can help you deal with this issue by inspecting your unit and fixing any refrigerant leaks.
Clogged Drain Line or Drain Pan
A drain line or drain pan that’s become clogged with mold, debris and algae can cause the water to run over, resulting in a leak. Fortunately, most heat pumps automatically turn off when this happens. However, your heat pump needs to be repaired before you can use it again.
You can rely on us for all of your HVAC repair and air conditioning installation needs because of our decades of experience and excellent workmanship. Our word is our bond, and we always keep our promises to our customers. If we say that we can help you with a problem, we mean it. We offer 24-hour emergency assistance. and all of our trucks are fully-equipped, so we’ll be there to repair your system as soon as possible. Call us at (803) 754-5466 to learn more about our products and services or to request a quote.