How To Ensure A Heat Pump's Maximum Performance
31 January 2020
Your heat pump is an integral component of your heating system. It makes perfect fiscal sense to employ a periodic maintenance plan to ensure the system works optimally. We specialize in providing our clients with periodic maintenance services for their heat pumps. But if you are willing and able to self-help your heat pump maintenance, here are the steps for you to take
- Air filters must be checked on a monthly basis. It should be thoroughly clean and replaced.
- Outdoor units must be clear from debris, snow, and ice in the top, sides, bottom and around it.
- Outdoor coils must be kept clean. Use a degreaser and a hose to remove the dirt between the coils. Make sure to turn off the unit when you do this.
- To ensure proper airflow and servicing, shrubs must be pruned at least 18 inches from around the unit.
- Indoor condensate pan and must be flushed and drained in Spring prior to using an AC. This is very important especially when the unit is above or in finished living space. This should be done by a certified HVAC technician.
- Some units require fan motors to be oiled yearly.
- Your heat pump must be checked by a professional HVAC technician at least annually.
Some these steps require you to know what you are doing. Coils are sensitive and you can easily damage them if you are not careful. Of course we recommend that you leave this to a professional. When you need trusted certified HVAC technicians in Chesapeake to perform heat pump inspection and repair, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
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