Your heat pump should not leak water. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. If this is happening, it could be caused by something problematic. The Western Heating & Air team decided to discuss what these problems might be if your heat pump is indeed leaking or dripping water.
Refrigerant is a key player in cooling your home. However, if it is lacking insulation or there is a tear in the insulation, water could be dripping out and onto the surrounding area. Make sure to check your insulation on your unit to ensure it’s properly secured and doing its job.
Coil is Dirty
If the coils used within your unit are dirty, this can cause water to leak. That is because water is supposed to slide down the coils and into a drainage area. However, if the coil is dirty, the dirt traps the water from sliding down the drain, but instead the trapped water eventually just drips down the coil to the floor.
Coil Icing Up
The coils in place within your heat pump unit are not supposed to ice up. But due to malfunction, sometimes they will. This ice can melt and turn into condensation. If this is the issue, you may need a professional to assess what’s wrong with your unit.
Heat Pump Problems Need Addressing
Don’t let water drip from your heat pump and not do anything about it. The qualified technicians at Western Heating & Air can figure out your heat pump’s problems and ensure a solution!
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