Heat Pump Maintenance For Efficient Operation

Heat Pump Maintenance For Efficient Operation

When it comes to proper heat pump maintenance there are a few things every homeowner needs to know. While it’s obvious that the proper operation of your heat pump will result in reliable heat for your home and family, that doesn’t always translate to efficiency. Just because your heat pump is operating doesn’t mean it’s operating as efficiently as possible, which is why proper heat pump maintenance is so important. Just like any other piece of your HVAC system, your heat pump needs to be evaluated and maintained by a professional HVAC technician at least once a year. In between visits from your HVAC technician for heat pump maintenance, there are a number of things you can do as a homeowner to keep your heat pump running efficiently.

If your home is equipped with a heat pump, or you’re considering having one installed by a Novel Care HVAC technician, here are some heat pump maintenance tips:

  • Clean or change your heat pump’s filters once a month or as necessary if they appear clean or dirty
  • Read your user manual and maintain the system accordingly
  • Clean outdoor coils whenever they appear dirty, but do so gently as not to damage them
  • Remove foliage and clutter from around the outdoor unit so they have good air circulation
  • Clean the supply and return registers in your home and straighten their fins if bent

Our Heat Pump Maintenance Checklist

A Novel Care HVAC technician knows what specific heat pump maintenance tasks should be performed on an annual basis to ensure your unit is working as efficiently as possible. Here’s a checklist of some of the heat pump maintenance tasks our HVAC techs will take care of:

  • We will inspect the ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for dirt and other obstructions
  • We will inspect and repair and duct leakage
  • Adequate airflow will be evaluated to ensure efficiency
  • Correctly recharging the refrigerant is key to efficiency
  • Refrigerant leaks will be inspected for and repaired
  • All electric terminals and connections will be cleaned and tightened, and nonconductive coating will be applied if necessary
  • Motors will be inspected and lubricated if necessary
  • Belts and gears will be inspected for tightness and wear
  • Electric controls will be inspected and corrected if necessary, ensuring that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa
  • Thermostat operation will be fine tuned

For more information about heat pump maintenance or to schedule an appointment contact Novel Care today: 647-547-6079.