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Installing a heat pump is a great way to reduce energy costs and provide clean, efficient heating and cooling for your Lake Forest, IL home. Unfortunately, heat pumps can occasionally experience problems that cause them to leak water. These are some of the most common causes of a leaking heat pump.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil freezes when warm, humid air comes in contact with the cold coil. The water droplets will then condense and form frost on the evaporator coil, resulting in ice buildup. As more ice accumulates, it restricts or blocks the airflow.

When this happens, the heat pump can’t properly cool your home, resulting in a buildup of condensation that can leak out of the air conditioner. If you have a frozen evaporator coil, turn off your heat pump and contact a qualified technician to inspect and fix the issue.

Clogged Condensate Line

The condensate line is responsible for carrying away excess condensation that forms inside your heat pump. If the condensate line clogs with debris or dirt, the water can’t escape and back up into the unit. This will cause water to leak from the HVAC system.

If you suspect a clogged condensate line, contact a qualified technician to inspect your HVAC system and resolve the issue. It’s important to take care of this of right away to avoid more costly repairs down the road.

Leaking Refrigerant Lines

The refrigerant lines inside a heat pump can crack over time. If you don’t address these cracks, they can cause the refrigerant to leak out of the system. Your system will struggle to product cool air. This may also result in water leaking from your system as well.

If your heat pump has any of these issues, address them quickly before they result in costly repairs. Contact us at Ireland Heating & Air Conditioning Co. for professional repair and maintenance services. Our experienced technicians are available to inspect and diagnose the issue to keep your system running, so you can enjoy comfortable temperatures all year round.

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