As the cold winter begins, an efficient, high-quality heat pump is a must-have in your Martin County, FL, house. Heat pump leaks not only reduce your system’s performance but could also create water damage and electrical problems. Here are three reasons why your home’s heat pump is leaking water.

Dirty Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil draws condensation from the atmosphere and allows it to flow to the drain pan. Over time, the evaporator coil gathers dust, affecting its ability to collect condensation effectively. Consequently, water droplets begin to leak from the heat pump, and you are likely to spot random water puddles around your unit.

Consider calling in a trained heat pump maintenance technician to clean the evaporator coil at least twice this winter. Don’t clean the evaporator coil by yourself since you could cause more damage to your unit.

Drainage Issues

As aforementioned, condensation from the evaporator coil goes to the pan, then into the drain line. Debris buildup in the drain pan prevents this excess moisture from getting to the drain line, creating a nasty mess. Biological growth in the drain line also causes this moisture to overflow, leading to heat pump leaks.

If you suspect drain problems, contact your local heat pump maintenance expert to clear debris from the pan and drain line. Routine maintenance will also ensure that the drain line stays clean all winter.

Low Refrigerant Levels

Refrigerant levels below a certain threshold lead to ice buildup on the evaporator coils. Usually, low refrigerant levels arise from undetected refrigerant leaks within your unit.

Upon turning on the heat pump, the accumulated ice begins to melt and you notice water puddles around your heat pump. Prompt heat pump repair restores proper refrigerant levels before severe damage occurs.

Contact Krauss & Krane Air Conditioning today for all your heat pump repair and maintenance needs. We ensure your home stays warm and comfortable all winter.

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