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Heat Pump Maintenance
Just like any home HVAC system, your heat pump needs routine maintenance and yearly check–ups to continue operating as efficiently and safely as possible. Always call Wall Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. whenever you need heat pump repairs or an annual inspection. This will help prevent a number of problems with your heating system. It can also help lower your utility bills.
While there are some routine tasks you can do, call us if you need expert advice on how to properly maintain your heat pump. We can also set up an appointment for your annual maintenance visit, so if you live in the Lawrenceville area give us a call any time.
Home Heat Pump Maintenance
While there are some things you can do as a homeowner to extend the life of your heat pump and lower your energy bills, regular maintenance visits from a professional are an important part of keeping your system running as it should for the long haul.
Check Refrigerant Levels
If your heat pump’s refrigerant was charged at the factory, you shouldn’t have a problem with improper levels. During the annual exam, one of our HVAC technicians will also check the refrigerant. However, if the refrigerant was charged when it was installed, there’s always a margin of error. You should check the refrigerant levels often in a model that was charged in the field. The amount of refrigerant can adversely affect performance levels and potentially lead to a breakdown. If you aren’t sure how to check the refrigerant in your heat pump, call to speak with one of our heating and cooling experts. We are happy to walk you through the process.
Cleaning Filters & Coils
The compressor in a split–system heat pump works whether you are heating or cooling your home. In the winter, the compressor reverses the flow of the refrigerant to defrost the outdoor coils, and in the summer it supplies the refrigerant to cool the home; it also cools the outdoor coils. Having the right amount of airflow keeps the compressor operating at optimal performance levels. Changing or cleaning the filter often will prevent improper airflow. Dirty coils, fans, and debris around the outside components can also restrict airflow and lead to an overworked compressor. When the compressor breaks, it can cause major repair costs and other damages.
Preventative Heat Pump Maintenance Promotes Efficiency
When there are clogged components, or damaged parts, a heat pump’s efficiency levels can be significantly decreased. Not only does this increase the potential for a breakdown, but it will also increase your heating and cooling bills. This is why it is important to maintain your heat pump by cleaning it regularly and calling for repairs as soon as you notice any issues. You should also have it inspected by one of our qualified heating and cooling technicians at least once a year. This will also prevent safety hazards and other hidden issues. Don’t wait until your heat pump breaks down, call us to schedule your yearly check–up or if you need any repairs.
Routine Heat Pump Maintenance Services
During a heat pump inspection and maintenance service, the technicians at Wall Heating & Air will give your heating and cooling system a comprehensive inspection and cleaning. We check the refrigerant levels; clean all the coils and fans; make any necessary repairs; and we test your heat pump to ensure that it is working safely and efficiently. We can also make heat pump replacement recommendations if we think it is time to replace your old heat pump with a new high–efficiency heat pump. If you want the best heat pump maintenance services in Lawrenceville metro area, give us a call today.