In both winter and summer, your heat pump works hard to keep your home comfortable. To keep it in the best shape possible, you need to have routine heat pump maintenance performed. This will keep it running efficiently, lower repair costs, and prolong the heat pump’s life.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Here are some basic guidelines to keeping your heat pump working smoothly year round:
- Inspect and clean the air filters once a month. Dirty air filters let dust get into the air handler and cover the evaporator coils. This reduces the system efficiency. Plus, dirty filters lower the air quality in your home.
- Clear debris away from the outside condenser unit. Debris like leaves and trash can easily collect around the A/C’s outdoor component. Clean all of that away, and be sure to pull weeds and plants that may grow too close to the unit.
- Clean the condenser coils a couple times a year. If the coils in the outside unit have a buildup of dirt, use a gentle spray of water to remove it. That will help the unit work more efficiently.
- Check vents and registers on a regular basis. At least every two or three months, walk around and verify that there’s nothing blocking air vents and registers. This will let the system work at its most efficient.
- Verify the schedule of your programmable thermostat. As warmer months arrive, your time in and out of the house may change. Keep the thermostat’s programming up to date to save the most on energy.
- Have a professional inspect and perform maintenance once a year. An HVAC technician will inspect and service the heat pump from top to bottom. This will keep it running smoothly while also keeping repairs to a minimum.
Performing routine heat pump maintenance will keep you cool this summer and warm in the winter. If you need to schedule an annual maintenance visit, contact the HVAC experts at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air. We serve the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts.
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