Why Your Heat Pump Is Leaking & What to Do About It

If your heat pump is leaking, don’t panic! Like any other machine, heat pumps occasionally malfunction. If you address the problem in a timely manner, you'll significantly reduce the odds of extensive damage that could become quite a costly problem. Give Shamrock Heating & Cooling a call at 480-755-7959 or contact us online as soon as you spot a heat pump leak. Our team of HVAC specialists knows exactly how to diagnose this type of problem, perform the appropriate corrective action, and get your heat pump back to its normal state of operation.

How Heat Pumps Work

Heat pumps function with the use of refrigerant that transfers warm air from one space to another. When a heat pump is set to cool a living space, it functions similar to an air conditioner in that it pulls the warm air out of your home's interior and sends it outdoors. Heat pumps operating in cooling mode also eliminate extra moisture in your home’s air. The evaporator coils serve as a means of sending condensation down to the designated drain. When heat is pulled from the outdoors to warm your home, condensation occurs along the outdoor unit.

Why Your Heat Pump May Be Leaking

Now that you have a general idea of how heat pumps work, you can better understand why your heat pump is leaking. In some instances, there is an issue with the drain used for condensation. This drain is designed to send extra moisture out of the home, and it can be clogged just like any other pathway. There might be a buildup of algae, random debris, or other gunk that causes a drain pan overflow, creating a puddle of water by your heat pump. Perhaps the heat pump's refrigerant level is low. If condensation forms along the indoor evaporator coils, it can freeze into ice. Ice prevents the transfer of heat and hinders your heat pump's functionality. As the unit turns off, the ice will melt and create the water that you have identified as a leak. If ice forms on your heat pump's outside condensing unit, its defrost function will kick in and transfer heat outdoors to melt that ice. The water slowly drips downward until it once again freezes into ice. These are just a few reasons that your heat pump could be leaking, but until you call in a trained HVAC specialist, it’s all just speculation! To diagnose and repair the issue at hand, contact Shamrock Heating & Cooling to schedule service in your Tempe area home today.

Call Shamrock Heating & Cooling for Heat Pump Repair in Tempe, AZ & Surrounding Areas

Though heat pumps are certainly an efficient means of warming and cooling a living space, they have the potential to leak. If you spot a leak or drip, reach out to Shamrock Heating & Cooling right away! Our heat pump repair technicians know exactly how to remedy the problem and preserve your family’s comfort in your Arizona home. We strive to provide you with the best customer service, top quality work, and guarantee offers most other companies cannot provide, including:
  • Same Day Service - If you have an emergency, we will see to it that you get taken care of today.
  • Finance Options - With Shamrock Heating & Cooling, we provide options that fit your family’s needs.
  • Warranty Plans - Many of our repair solutions include 5 year parts and labor, peace of mind warranty.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed - Shamrock works hard to provide top quality services for you and your family.
Take care of your heat pump leak or other issue right away, so it doesn't spiral into a larger problem that requires more money and worry! Give us a call at 480-755-7959 or contact us online now to schedule heat pump service in the Tempe area today.

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