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Are you feeling like the heat pump in your Stafford, Virginia, home isn’t keeping your home cool enough? With several more months of warm and humid weather still to come, the last thing you want is for your heat pump to not work properly. Let’s explore a few reasons it may not be cooling your house and how to fix the issue.

Refrigerant Levels are Low

The refrigerant in your heat pump is like the lifeblood of the system. The coolant absorbs heat from the inside of your home and expels it to the outside. If there’s a leak and the refrigerant is low, it can’t absorb enough heat. As a result, your home won’t cool off properly. With regular maintenance, our experts will check if the refrigerant is low and repair the issue before it becomes a bigger problem.

The Coils and Air Filters are Dirty

The filters are the first line of defense in trapping dirty air from entering your home. If they clog, there won’t be sufficient airflow to allow the heat pump to circulate cool air. In addition, if the coils are dirty, the dirt blocks the cool air blowing over them. The refrigerant won’t be cold enough to absorb hot air. As a result, your home will feel uncomfortably warm.

Investing in a maintenance agreement will help to ensure you keep the filters and coils clean. As a result, they’ll work as they should.

The Reversing Valve is Broken

The reversing valve changes the flow of the refrigerant from cooling to heating mode and vice versa. If the valve is stuck, broken or not in the correct position, the heat pump might just be blowing in warm instead of refreshing cool air. We can check to see that’s in the right position and functioning properly.

If your home isn’t feeling cool enough, don’t wait any longer. Give Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning a call today to repair your heat pump. You can reach us at 703-763-0399.

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