Heat Pump Maintenance: 7 Expert Tips to Make Your System Last Long

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Heat pumps are an excellent option for both heating and cooling your property, but they need appropriate maintenance, just as any other HVAC system does, to operate at their peak efficiency.

Regular maintenance guarantees that your heat pump operates well and increases its longevity, ultimately saving you money.

Here are seven maintenance suggestions from industry professionals to keep your heat pump functioning efficiently and effectively all year.

7 Expert Tips for Heat Pump Maintenance

Routinely Clean or Replace the Air Filters

Your heat pump’s air filters capture dirt, dust, and other particles that might harm the system’s functionality. Soiled filters lead to more system exertion, which increases energy costs and decreases efficiency. They also impede airflow.

Hence, clean your heat pump’s air filters routinely, and if your usage is more frequent, consider replacing them every three months for optimum performance and efficiency.

Keep the Outdoor Unit Dirt-Free

Your heat pump’s outdoor unit is exposed to the weather, leaving it vulnerable to the accumulation of waste like leaves, grass, and twigs. To ensure optimum circulation and avoid damage to the unit, clearing trash away from the exterior unit is essential. Be cautious about maintaining the unit clean and routinely clear the area surrounding it of any dirt.

Plan Your Yearly Professional Maintenance

Although you may perform specific maintenance tasks independently, having a qualified expert check and repair your heat pump once a year is essential. They can see and address possible problems before they escalate into bigger concerns, ensuring your heat pump functions effectively all year long.

Inspect and Clean the Condenser Coils and Evaporator

Your heat pump’s evaporator and condenser coils accumulate dust and debris over time, which may impact how well they function.

It’s crucial to frequently inspect and clean the coils to maintain them functioning well. Use a soft brush to remove any accumulated dirt or debris, or call a specialist to clean the coils, if you see any.

Monitor and Maintain Optimal Refrigerant Levels

Your heat pump depends on refrigerant; low levels can lead to decreased performance or even system failure.

Correct refrigerant levels must be regularly monitored and maintained for your heat pump to function properly. Contact a specialist to get your refrigerant levels checked if you believe they are low and get them refilled.

Keep Everything Clean around the Heat Pump

To ensure optimal airflow, the vicinity of your heat pump has to be free of any obstacles or trash. Verify that the unit is not obstructed by any plants, furniture, or other items or that air cannot circulate around it.

Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat

You may control your heat pump to change the temperature automatically based on your schedule using a programmable thermostat. This function lowers the stress on your heat pump, increasing its lifespan and saving you money on energy costs.

In conclusion, regular maintenance is essential for your heat pump’s longevity and effective operation. You can keep your heat pump in good working order and reduce energy costs by adhering to these seven professional maintenance recommendations.

At Diamond Air Design, we offer various HVAC services, including heat pump maintenance and repair. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a more comfortable home.

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December 29, 2022
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December 15, 2022
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Michael C
September 30, 2022
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September 19, 2022
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