Schedule annual heat pump maintenance
Since year-round operation and climate fluctuations affect the performance of a heat pump, regular maintenance is necessary to improve its efficiency and extend its life. A poorly maintained heat pump could use as much as 25% more electricity than a well-maintained one.
How it works:
Hire a professional to perform your annual heat pump maintenance. The technician should perform the following work:
- Inspect and clean ducts, filters, blower, belt and indoor coil.
- Find and repair any leakage in ducts.
- Check the controls to ensure they are set for maximum efficiency and comfort.
- Measure the airflow to make certain it is adequate.
- Make certain the refrigerant has the correct charge and ensure there are no leaks.
- Inspect electric terminals and clean and tighten connections where necessary.
- Lubricate motors and make sure belts are tight.
- Make sure the thermostat is working properly.
Also, make sure the area around the outdoor portion of your heat pump is free of debris and vegetation.