A heat pump is one of the most energy efficient HVAC systems available.
It gives you a way to heat and cool your home without having to worry about two separate units (and two expensive repair bills).
What Does A Heat Pump Do?
Heat pumps either take heat from the air inside your house to cool it, or instead extract heat from the air outside to warm your home. If you live in a region of the country that has little fluctuation in temperature, that’s where a heat pump can help you.
Since you’re combining heating and cooling into one unit, there’s an added importance on regularly scheduled maintenance for your heat pump.
Troubleshooting your Heat Pump Issues
Several things need to be inspected and maintained to ensure you’re getting the most out of your HVAC system. Climatemakers has put together a comprehensive list that really helps you realize how many moving parts are in your heat pump:
You can check out their fall heat pump tune up checklist here. It includes 40 things that should be checked on your heat pump semi-annually, and the benefit of finding—and correcting—any issues that your system has.
Here’s just a few of the items they recommend inspecting, along with their benefits:
- Check Blower Wheel – Dirty blowers reduce airflow, increase operating costs, and can lead to compressor failure.
- Test Refrigeration Metering Device – Blockage or improper operations of metering device reduces cooling capacity, increases fuel costs, and shortens system life.
- Check Condensate Pan and Fittings for Leaks – A cracked pan or loose fittings can cause expensive water damage.
- Check Relays & Contractors – Worn contractors and loose connections can lead to motor and compressor failure.
These are just a few of the systems that need to be inspected to make sure your system is operating efficiently. To schedule a maintenance call with a reputable local provider today, just fill out the form to the right!
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Pro HVAC Service can help connect you with HVAC contractors in your area that specialize in heat pump maintenance and repair. A heat pump combines your heating and cooling, reducing the amount of money you spend on your energy bill every month and increasing your energy efficiency.