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Heat Pump Maintenance

A heat pump is a great HVAC system that requires less energy than a traditional furnace or air conditioning system. It cycles heat already in the air, either bringing heat from the cold air indoors to heat your home or removing it from the air in your home to cool it in the summer.

Like all HVAC systems, proper maintenance is necessary to keep your heat pump running smoothly and efficiently.  The Department of Energy has reported a loss of 10 percent to 25 percent of energy in a poorly maintained heat pump. Proper maintenance of your heat pump will extend its life and save you from costly, unexpected repairs.  Contact us today to schedule you heat pump maintenance!

What to Do Between Tune-Ups

Aside from letting All Seasons Heating & Cooling perform regular maintenance on your heat pump, there are a few things you can do at home in-between checkups.

For the best upkeep, you should inspect and change the filters of your heat pump once a month or as needed, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendation. Make sure the area around the heat pump is free of dust and debris, as this will help prevent dust and debris from getting in the inner workings.

Regular Heat Pump Maintenance

By getting regular, planned maintenance on your heat pump, you’re not only saving energy, you’re saving money on your monthly energy bills.

At least once a year you should have one of our certified heat pump technicians come and perform routine maintenance on your heat pump. This includes, but isn’t limited to, the following steps:

  • Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltages and currents on motors
    Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your HVAC system, reducing the life of your heating and cooling systems. It’s also necessary to verify correct electric control, making sure the heating is locked out when the thermostat is set to cool and vice versa.
  • Lubricate all moving parts
    Lubricating heat pump motors is essential. When heat pump motors lack lubrication, friction is created, slowing down operations and increasing energy use.
  • Inspect your heat pump’s system’s controls for proper and safe operation 
    Check system cycles to assure your heat pump operates and shuts off properly.
  • Check for duct leakage and refrigerant leaks
    Leaks need to be remedied and sealed in order to keep your heat pump running smoothly and efficiently.
  • Inspect ducts, blower, indoor coil, and filters for debris and dirt
    Dust and debris in the inner workings of your heat pump can lead to inefficiency and make your heat pump have to work harder.
  • Verify sufficient air flow
    There should be between 400 to 500 cubic feet per minute of airflow for each ton of the heat pump’s AC capacity. The performance and efficiency of the heat pump deteriorates as the airflow gets lower.
  • Verify thermostat settings

Schedule Heat Pump Maintenance Today!

If you don’t already have your heat pump maintenance scheduled, don’t wait another minute! If you are in Baltimore, Maryland, contact All Seasons Heating & Cooling to schedule maintenance or a tune-up for your heat pump today!

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