Homeowners should take full advantage of every opportunity to keep their heat pump running smoothly. Heat pumps properly maintained with HVAC maintenance are less likely to need expensive repairs in the future. Maintenance also lengthens the life of your unit to prevent an unexpected heat pump replacement in the future. Edwards Heating & Air’s experienced NATE-certified technicians assist homeowners in the Acworth and Atlanta area with all types of heat pump service. Below are some suggestions for keeping your heat pump in tip-top shape this winter!
- Filter Replacement
Heat pump air filters should be checked monthly. If they are dirty, you should clean or replace them to keep your system operating efficiently. A clogged air filter can make your heat pump work harder, requiring heat pump repairs to fix a malfunction with your system.
- Thermostat Settings
The thermostat settings on your heat pump are extremely important for energy efficiency. Constant changes to your thermostat settings increase your energy usage.
Double check that you don’t have any shrubs or bushes too close to the outdoor unit. This can block airflow causing your heat pump to run harder. Heat pump replacement may be the next option if your unit breaks down from exhaustion.
- Outdoor Coils
Ensure the outdoor coils are clean by scheduling coil cleaning service. Outdoor coils that become dirty prevent the unit from operating correctly. Call Edwards Heating & Air for a heat pump service call.
- Outdoor Unit
Different seasons of the year bring different things that can interfere with your outdoor unit’s performance. Double check that leaves, grass, snow, and ice are clear from the top, sides, bottom, and around your heat pump.
- Location of Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit should be elevated above the ground at least 4-8 inches. This keeps the coils away from snow and ice. An elevated outdoor unit also allows for proper drainage when the system in in use.
- HVAC Maintenance
The most important step to keeping your heat pump running smoothly throughout the year is HVAC maintenance. A professional can inspect your unit and perform these tips during a regular heat pump service call.
Heat pumps are a great option for any home and proper HVAC maintenance is the key to keeping it operating efficiently for a long time. Contact Edwards Heating & Air for heat pump repairs and service. We can provide all the answers you need for your heat pump, including when it’s time to invest in a heat pump replacement.