As your heat pump in the mountains of Poconos, PA works hard to regulate your indoor temperatures, it may develop issues. For instance, water may start leaking from the system. Below, we’ll explain some common reasons why a heat pump leaks water.

A Damaged Drain Pan

Your heat pump absorbs the excess moisture in the indoor air during the hot months to make your living space comfortable. The moisture collects in a drain pan before the drain lines take it to the outside of your home.

Over time, rust may build up on the drain pan and damage it. As a result, the damaged drain pan allows the water to leak.

Drain Line Issues

Dirt and debris may build up in the drain lines and clog them. Since the blocked drain lines can’t drain water efficiently, the water in the drain pan starts overflowing.

Also, the drain lines may become loose and allow water to leak. Schedule maintenance services regularly so that a technician can check and clean all your system’s components and fix any loose ones.

A Dirty Filter or Evaporator Coil

A dirty evaporator coil doesn’t absorb heat efficiently. Since the coil remains cold, the moisture on its surface freezes.

On the other hand, a clogged air filter prevents sufficient warm air from your living space from entering your system. The reduced airflow makes the coil freeze. Your system leaks water when the ice on the evaporator coil melts.

If you have a reusable filter, clean it as often as necessary to promote smooth airflow; this might mean two cleanings a month. If your filter isn’t reusable, replace it every month or two.

Refrigerant Leaks

When your heat pump’s refrigerant leaks, the little fluid left cannot move enough heat through the system to cool your home’s air. As a result, the evaporator coil can freeze due to how cold the remaining refrigerant is.

Water leaks from your heat pump show that there is an underlying problem that you shouldn’t ignore. Call our air conditioning professionals at Sullivan Oil & Propane whenever your system malfunctions. Our technicians will take the shortest time possible to restore your system’s efficiency.

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