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Hi Craig,
I have a split system heat pump-Goodman 2 1/2 ton about 11 years old. Can you tell me if there is leak in the evaporator coil will it affect my heating system? Does the heat use Freon? We also have-e-heat with heat strips.

When a heatpump is running in heatpump mode it does require the use of the refrigerant.  Just like in cooling mode, any leak will cause it to stop working at some point.  In heat mode, the leak in the evap will cause the refrigerant to be greater then if it were in cooling mode.    You can still use the emer heat mode, as it is not affected by refrigerant.  


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I have been in the HVAC field for the past 18 years. I can help with most HVAC questions. I work on commerical buildings for the most part, and have yet to find anything I could not troubleshoot and repair, when repairable. I work on small 1 ton units to a 2500 ton chiller. Troubleshoot air flow, elect, and control problems. I attend regular classes to keep up with the latest and greatest.


I work on commerical sites, hospitals, gov't buildings. I can troubleshoot just about anything in the HVAC business.

5 years trade school, VFD training classes, Liebert factory training, some York and Trane factory training.

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