What Does Heat Pump Maintenance Entail?

October 13, 2016
Ross and Witmer

Heat pumps offer an energy efficient heating and cooling solution that will keep your home comfortable any time of the year. Maximize your energy savings with this HVAC installation by keeping up with regular heat pump maintenance. This includes both professional and DIY tasks that will extend the life of your system and keep it operating at peak efficiency.

Professional Maintenance

Have a professional service your heat pump at least once a year. A well-maintained heat pump will lower your heating bill. During this visit, your HVAC professional will:

  • Examine ducts for leakage and seal leaks as needed
  • Measure airflow
  • Check refrigerant charge and adjust accordingly
  • Inspect electric terminals and tighten connections
  • Apply nonconductive coating to electric terminals
  • Inspect and clean filters, blower and coils
  • Lubricate motors
  • Tighten belts
  • Check thermostat operation

Even the best maintained pump will eventually reach the end of its life. Your HVAC professional can recommend a heat pump upgrade when your current system’s efficiency is compromised.

Home Maintenance

You can supplement the work done by your HVAC professional with some DIY heat pump maintenance.

  • Stock up on clean air filters and mark your calendar once a month for this quick task. It takes just seconds to change an air filter, but it improves indoor air quality and the energy efficiency of your heat pump. If you’re not sure how to do this or don’t know what type of filter you need, your HVAC professional can show you during your annual visit.
  • Clear vegetation and debris away from the outdoor unit regularly. This is particularly important in fall when you may face a buildup of dead leaves. Head outside once a week to take care of this bit of heat pump maintenance.

Learn more about Ross & Witmer’s heat pump maintenance service, or contact us today at 704-392-6188 to schedule your annual maintenance today!

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