If you have a heat pump in your Kilgore, Texas, home, it’s important to keep it clean and serviced regularly. That way, you’ll ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently. Here are three ways to keep your heat pump performing well so you can save money on energy bills and repair costs:
Change the Filter Regularly
Heat pumps are a very efficient way to heat or cool your home. There’s an outdoor unit that absorbs and releases heat. It then transfers that heat into your home via the inside air handler. In the summer, the process reverses. Similar to any HVAC system, heat pumps use air filters to capture dirt and dust. You must change your heat pump’s air filter every 30 to 90 days to maximize efficiency.
Have It Serviced Seasonally
One of the keys to keeping your heat pump performing efficiently is through regular maintenance. The tasks involved in a heat pump inspection and servicing are quite complex. Therefore, they should only be performed by a highly trained service technician.
A few of the tasks performed include:
- Making sure all the controls and thermostats are functioning properly
- Inspecting the blower wheel and motor
- Inspecting all electrical connections
- Checking the belts and pulleys for alignment
- Inspecting the lubrication levels
- Checking the refrigeration levels
Investing in a preventative care agreement can help to ensure your heat pump is serviced and cared for on a regular basis.
Clean the Area Around the Unit
You need to clean regularly around the outside unit, removing any debris from the area. Keep the condensation drain and tubing free from obstructions to allow proper draining of water buildup. Keeping your heat pump in good condition will help it run efficiently, saving you money on energy bills and repair costs. In addition, maintenance of your heat pump will help to extend the lifespan of your system.
To have your heat pump inspected and serviced, give JD’s A/C a call today at 903-374-4012. We’re standing by to ensure it operates efficiently and keeps you comfortable all winter.
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