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Reasons Your Heat Pump Is Heating While in Cooling Mode

So, you turned your heat pump on expecting it to blow cold air but instead, it blasted out hot air. There are several things that could cause this to happen, and we have detailed them below.

The Reverse Valve Is Broken

The reverse valve sits along the refrigerant line and is what switches the direction of refrigerant flow, depending on what you have the system set to. If your reverse valve breaks during the winter when your system is set to heat mode, it will not be able to reverse the flow of refrigerant when you switch it over to cooling mode. This means that your system will produce heat rather than cool air.

The reverse valve is a common component to be replaced, and our technicians at Elite Climate Control Heat & Air can swap it out quickly and get your system back to cooling your home in no time.

Lack of Refrigerant

Refrigerant is essential for a heat pump to both heat and cool your home. When your unit is in cooling mode, the refrigerant absorbs the heat from inside your home and transfers it outside. If you have a refrigerant leak, the system will not be able to absorb heat at the rate necessary to create cool air. A refrigerant link can lead to other serious issues with your system or be an indicator of another problem that exists. This is why it is essential that you contact a trusted heat pump expert to come and evaluate your situation and provide a solution.

Faulty Thermostat

You can think of the thermostat as the “brain” of your system. It monitors the temperatures in your home and tells the system when to turn on and shut off based on your set temperature. If any part of your thermostat malfunctions, it could cause your system to not operate properly. The problem could be loose wiring, dead batteries, or a circuit board problem. Our experienced heat pump technicians can determine if there’s a problem with your thermostat that is causing your heat pump to blow hot air when in cooling mode. If the thermostat needs to be replaced, they can easily swap it out with a new one and ensure it communicates properly with your heat pump.

Summer days in Jonesboro, Arkansas can reach over 100 degrees, making a reliable cooling system an absolute must. You can put your trust in us at Elite Climate Control Heat & Air for all your air conditioning needs. At Elite Climate Control Heat & Air, we take pride in maintaining a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, offering same-day services, and providing honest upfront pricing. Our technicians are always licensed and qualified to work on your system. We offer repair, installation, and maintenance on all types of heat pumps and other air conditioning systems. Call us today to see how we can help you!