Routine MaintenanceTo ensure your heat pump remains efficient and exceeds the typical lifespan, consider the following maintenance tasks:
- Air Filters – The heat pump air filter must be cleaned or replaced monthly. A dirty air filter will block airflow, leading to lower efficiency and heat pump failure.
- Cleaning – On occasion, take some time to clean the system. You may wish for an experienced technician to handle this task. The interior and exterior coils must be cleaned properly to ensure full-strength airflow. In the outdoor unit, any buildup of dirt, grass, or dust must be cleaned thoroughly.
- Vents – Keep up with cleaning to ensure dust, dirt, and debris do not accumulate in the supply and return vents. Clean the registers and vents thoroughly to prevent debris from being sucked into the unit’s air supply, or blown into your indoor air.
Professional ServiceHire an expert HVAC technician to ensure your heat pump receives the maintenance it deserves. A technician will:
- Inspect the ductwork
- Check for optimal airflow
- Calibrate the thermostat
- Lubricate the motor
- Tighten belts
- Check refrigerant levels