Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient way for homeowners to heat and cool their homes. However, they require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Here are five tips to help you extend the life of your heat pump and keep it running smoothly for years to come in Norton, VA:
Keep the Outdoor Unit Clean
Your heat pump’s outside unit bears the brunt of inclement weather. Therefore, it’s critical to keep dirt and debris buildup away from it. Clean the fins and coils of the unit with a soft bristle brush. It’ll operate more effectively and sustain less component damage if you keep the outdoor unit clean.
Replace Air Filters Regularly
Your heat pump’s air filters trap dust, debris and other particles that could impact performance. These filters may clog with time, reducing airflow and making the appliance work harder than necessary. If you have pets or allergies, change the filters more frequently. We recommend every month.
Schedule Seasonal Heat Pump Maintenance
Your heat pump needs routine maintenance to work well. Make an appointment with a certified HVAC professional at least once a year to have your HVAC system inspected, cleaned and tuned up. The expert will examine your heat pump for any problems and perform any required maintenance to keep it operating properly.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
You may conserve energy and increase your heat pump’s lifespan with a programmable thermostat. So that your heat pump doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the ideal temperature, set the thermostat to adjust it automatically when you’re away or asleep. By doing this, the system will experience less stress and last longer.
Protect the Unit During Winter
Use a cover to protect the outdoor unit from snow and ice buildup, but make sure the cover is made from breathable material to prevent moisture buildup. You should also clear any snow or ice accumulating on the unit to prevent damage to the components.
Mid Mountain Heating & Cooling can help install, repair or maintain your heat pump. Contact us today for more information on heat pumps. We also offer a variety of other HVAC services.
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