For your heat pump to meet your indoor temperature needs, it must be the right size for your home. If you have a heat pump that is the wrong size, the best option is to replace it since repairing it won’t increase efficiency. Below are some signs that could indicate your heat pump is the wrong size in Mesa, AZ.
Short cycling happens when your heat pump starts a temperature regulation cycle, stops before the cycle completes, and restarts the cycle. One of the most common causes of short cycling is an oversized heat pump.
An oversized heat pump’s heating and cooling capacity exceeds your home’s needs. Consequently, it heats or cools your home too quickly without distributing the air evenly, resulting in hot and cold spots, among other potential issues.
Running constantly is an indicator that you have an undersized heat pump. In that case, your heat pump will always have difficulty satisfying your home’s heating or cooling load because it lacks the capacity to do so. In turn, you’ll see the system operate for longer periods to achieve the temperature requested on your thermostat.
High Energy Bills
A heat pump that short cycles or runs continuously consumes more energy than an optimally functioning system. However, multiple heat pump issues can cause an increase in your energy bill, so it’s best to allow a technician to check your system before concluding you have an improperly sized heat pump.
High Humidity Levels
Besides cooling or heating your house, a heat pump absorbs excessive humidity. Since an oversized system shuts down too soon, it does not efficiently eliminate excess humidity from your house.
High humidity levels can ruin wooden floors and walls, damage your paint, and promote the growth of biological contaminants that cause poor indoor air quality. Therefore, it is important to replace an oversized heat pump as soon as possible to prevent damage to your residence.
If you’re experiencing any of the issues listed above, have one of our highly skilled technicians inspect your current HVAC system and make sure it keeps you comfortable all year. Contact Chandler Air for professional heat pump services in Mesa, AZ.
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