You’ve just come out of winter, and now you need your heat pump to cool your home in Lakeway, TX. However, you’ve found that the air never gets as cool as you’d like. A heat pump that heats when in cooling mode could be suffering from one of the following four issues.

A Faulty Reversing Valve

The reversing valve is responsible for switching your heat pump back and forth between heating and cooling mode. With age and wear and tear, though, the solenoid may go bad, and the valve gets stuck.

Dirty Air Filter

Remember that air filter replacement, though you can have a technician do it during a maintenance visit, is something you should do approximately every 90 days. A clogged filter will prevent airflow and, with that, the absorption of heat and its expulsion from your home.

Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the chemical that absorbs heat from your home and releases it through the compressor; if you have a low refrigerant charge, then the air will never become cool. This usually occurs because of a leak in the refrigerant line. Leaks pose a health and environmental hazard, so make sure this gets fixed right away.

A Dirty Compressor

The compressor, which releases the heat, needs to stay clean; otherwise, the heat gathered from your home can’t be expelled. Unfortunately, the compressor sits outside, exposed to all the elements, so if it doesn’t receive regular maintenance it can hinder its operation.

Chances are that you need the kind of AC repair only a professional can handle; call AC Pros Air Conditioning & Plumbing today and we’ll send one of our NATE-certified technicians to your home in Lakeway. You’ll receive a free estimate and the friendly customer care that you expect from a locally owned and operated business. We’ll back the work with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

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