For your heat pump in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, to regulate indoor temperatures efficiently, its capacity must match your home’s heating and cooling loads. If you notice any of these signs, your heat pump probably isn’t the right size for your home:
Efficient heat pumps run in cycles while heating or cooling your home. If you have an undersized heat pump, the system never takes breaks because your indoor temperature needs overwhelm it.
However, your heat pump may also run constantly if the outdoor temperatures are too low, the outdoor component is dirty, its refrigerant leaks or there are ductwork leaks. Allow a service technician to inspect your system before you replace it to ascertain that it’s not the right size for your home.
Short-Cycling Heat Pump
Short-cycling occurs when a heat pump turns on and off too often. If your system is too large, you’ll notice it turning on and off too often. Since it shuts down before distributing the heated or cooled air evenly, it turns on again and repeats the process.
High Energy Bills
Although various heat pump issues may cause your energy bill to increase, one of the common causes of an inflated energy bill is a wrongly sized heat pump. An undersized heat pump consumes more energy because it runs for an extended period.
On the other hand, an oversized heat pump uses more energy as it turns on more times than usual. If you have a correctly sized system, schedule regular maintenance services to improve the system’s energy efficiency.
Frequent Heat Pump Breakdowns
The parts of an undersized or oversized heat pump undergo increased strain because these systems work harder than usual. Consequently, these parts break down often, inflating your repair costs.
Replacing an incorrectly sized system allows you to enjoy reduced repair costs, more comfort and improved energy efficiency. Call North County Cooling Inc. to find out more about our various heating services, including correctly sized heat pump installations.
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