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Heat pumps should work cyclically, turning on to warm or cool your home when necessary and turning off afterward. But if your heat pump seems to run constantly, this can end up damaging the system and is a surefire sign that something is wrong somewhere. Here are three possible reasons why the heat pump in your Spring Hill, FL home just won’t stop running.

1. Your System Is Too Small

If your heat pump is too small for your home, it may have to work constantly to achieve the results that your thermostat demands of it. Before installing your system, professional technicians should have performed a manual J-load calculation to determine the size it should be, but it’s possible they may have done it incorrectly. If so, you’ll need to get a new system.

2. There’s a Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant is the key substance that enables your system to perform heat transfer. Depending on whether the system is in heating or cooling mode, the refrigerant should absorb heat from the air in one area and release the heat into another area.

If refrigerant ever leaks out for any reason, the efficiency of your heat pump will drop significantly, which may cause your thermostat to tell it to work constantly. You need professional help to replace lost refrigerant. This is one of the tasks an HVAC technician can do for you during maintenance.

3. You Have an Old System

Once your heat pump reaches a certain age, the probability of mishaps and malfunctions increases. One of these malfunctions could be that the system stays on continuously. Typically, an air-source heat pump functions reliably for about 15 years with proper maintenance, and a ground-source model can last 20 years or more.

If your heat pump doesn’t cycle normally, you need professional help. Call our team at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. to schedule HVAC maintenance or repairs in Spring Hill, FL

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