Preventive maintenance can help your heat pump last longer and run more efficiently while increasing your peace of mind. Whether you’ve purchased your first home or moved to Carrollton, GA, from another part of the country where heat pumps are less common, a little maintenance refresher will improve your heating and cooling system in more ways than one.
Tips for Maintaining Optimal Airflow
Your heat pump depends on optimal airflow. There are a few things that you can do on your own to keep your home comfortable and ensure that your HVAC equipment is running efficiently.
- Clean the outdoor unit. Make sure your shrubs are several feet away from the compressor. If needed, use a garden hose to remove lawn clippings and pollen that can prevent the coil fins from releasing excess heat.
- Inspect your HVAC filters every month and replace them every 90 days or more when needed. Dirty AC filters make the system work harder and can decrease its efficiency by up to 15%, according to the Department of Energy.
- Keep your return vents open even in rooms that are rarely used. Closed vents create pressure imbalances within the ductwork. The result is more air escapes through cracks and gaps. It can also create comfort problems and lead to possible overheating or equipment damage.
Spring and Fall Heat Pump Maintenance
Unlike other HVAC systems, heat pumps run year-round, so they should be serviced twice annually. At Merrell & Associates, our NATE-certified HVAC technicians test the capacitors, inspect the electrical connections and check for signs of wear and tear that may indicate other problems. We’ll also check the refrigerant pressure and monitor the system’s output to ensure optimal heating and cooling.
To schedule heat pump maintenance or to learn more about our services, reach out to our team today. Additional information about our heating and cooling maintenance plans is available online or by scheduling an in-home appointment.
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