Outside unit draws more amps in heat mode


Old 10-20-18, 08:59 AM
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Outside unit draws more amps in heat mode

10 yr old Bryant 265ANA048 condenser. When in cool mode unit draws 10.25 amps, when in heat mode 14 amps. Is this something I should be concerned about? Just got a clamp on meter so I've never checked this before.
Old 10-22-18, 08:41 PM
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Probably not an issue but I would still inspect the indoor coil.

The indoor coil serves as the outdoor coil when you place a heat pump into heat mode.
If the indoor coil is dirty it would cause high head pressure in heat mode. This would increase the amperage of your compressor.


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