Heat pumps make a logical and economical solution for both heating and air conditioning here in Atlanta. They function well in conjunction with our mild winters. Heat pump problems are infrequent, but then they do occur, they can often be serious. Take the issue of rust or corrosion on the internal components, especially the coils. Here’s a brief discussion of what corrosion on a heat pump’s coils means.
Corrosion comes in many forms; it is usually caused by exposure to cleaning products with a high acidic content, fluoride in the water, or similar elements. High quality heat pumps will apply a protective coating to their coils, but that can wear out over time.
Regardless, the corrosion itself is a serious problem. Over time, it with create a breach in the coil, releasing refrigerant gas and effectively halting the heat pump’s ability to function. When that happens, the coil will need to be replaced if you want the heat pump to function again.
You can help prevent this first by having a professional coat the coil in a corrosive retardant that will help protect it. A qualified professional can assess the state of your coil, then make a recommendation for a reliable coating based on the particular needs of your heat pump. You can also schedule regular maintenance sessions to watch for signs of corrosion and perhaps alter the existing conditions to reduce the risks involve (such as removing problematic insulation from the wall around the heat pump).
In these cases, the experts at Cool Air Mechanical are ready to help you. We know what corrosion on a heat pump’s coils means and we would much rather help you prevent the problem before it becomes too big to handle. Here in Atlanta, heat pump repair services like ours are ready and able to set up a maintenance session or a flat-out repair session to keep your coil rust-free. Give us a call today to set up an appointment. You’ll be glad that you did!