The compressor is responsible for moving refrigerant through your heat pump before the heat exchanger extracts the warmth. If the compressor is failing, your heat pump cannot effectively control the climate in your Jensen Beach, FL, home. Consider these five signs that will alert you your heat pump compressor is failing:

Breaker Trips Continuously

If you cannot find any other cause for your breaker continuously tripping, your compressor is likely the culprit. In this case, the breaker usually trips because the compressor is overheating and overloading the circuit. Allowing this problem to go unchecked can lead to damage to other components.

Failure to Regulate the Climate in Your Home

If your heat pump fails to effectively control the climate in your home, the compressor can be responsible. There are other reasons a heat pump may fail to regulate the indoor temperature, so schedule an appointment with an HVAC professional to determine the true cause.

Odd Noises

Odd noises, such as clanging and ticking, can indicate compressor failure. Because your system should make nothing more than whirring sounds while it runs, get help immediately upon hearing any other strange noises.

Weak Airflow

Weak airflow is another indicator of compressor failure. As the compressor breaks down, it’ll struggle to produce the air needed for indoor climate control. As a result, you house will feel uncomfortable.

Heat Pump Fails to Start

A failing compressor can also cause your system to have issues starting. Before calling a service technician, check your thermostat and the breaker switch to make sure these are’tn the issues preventing your system from running.

Regardless of what signs you notice, prompt repair is essential to prevent further damage to your system. Call us at North County Cooling Inc. for all your heating service needs in Jensen Beach, FL.

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