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If you are dealing with a leaking heat pump, you have landed on just the right page. Your heat pump’s sudden urge to spill water indoors is not a good sign. But neither does it indicate a fatal flaw. Since the heat pump works more or less on the same principle as the air conditioner, it suffers from almost the same set of problems, one of which being leaking water inside.
If your heat pump is dripping water or forming puddles indoors, it could be because of one or more of the following reasons:
1. Problems With Condensate Drainage System – The heat pump extracts heat from one place and transfers it to another. In summers, it extracts indoor heat and transfers outside, and in winters, it does the exact opposite. Noticeably, this process leads to the formation of condensate, which is typically collected in a tray within the system and from there drained outside via the drain line. Sometimes problems with the condensate drainage system lead to water backing up, which then spills or dribbles indoors. Here is a list of things that could go wrong with the condensate drainage system:
2. Frozen Coils – At times, ice forms on the coils. If it is minimal, it will not cause any trouble when it melts. Nonetheless, when the ice formation is massive, its melting will cause puddles on the floors and seepage on the walls. The reason behind frozen coils could be any one of the following:
Water and electrical systems are an extremely bad combination. They do not go hand in hand. The good thing about heat pumps is that there is a proper mechanism to drain the water or moisture that is formed during its operation. Yet, if at any point in time you notice that your heat pump is leaking water, follow these steps:
Water puddles indoors are a cause for concern. It is mainly because there are several electrical appliances indoors, and when water comes in contact with any of them, it may result in a short circuit. Similarly, water can damage the floors and walls, and in case it drips on your furniture, it too can get damaged.
Water puddles outdoors are another story. As a part of standard operations, the heat pump thaws out the outdoor unit during winters. This defrosting leads to the formation of outdoor water puddles. These are nothing to be worried about. Nonetheless, to avoid accidents like slipping and getting hurt, it would be best to drain it away as the puddle may freeze again when the temperature drops.
First off, don’t panic when you see the heat pump leaking water. To be on the safer side, disconnect it from the power source and contact your HVAC technician. It is best that you let the trained technician troubleshoot the problem instead of taking matters into your own hand.
The technicians at Aztil Air Conditioning excel in heat pump installation, repairs, and maintenance. If you notice the heat pump installed in your Florida home leaking water, give us a call immediately. Our prompt quality services at an affordable cost are bound to impress you. Our offices are open 24/7, so you can contact us at any time. To book an appointment, give a call at +1-888-729-8452.