If your home is equipped with a heat pump, or you’re considering having one installed, use the heat pump maintenance tips below to help keep your system running smoothly.
- Clean or change your filters once a month or as needed.
- Maintain the system according to your manual.
- Clean outdoor coils whenever they appear dirty.
- Remove foliage and clutter from around the outdoor unit.
- Clean the supply and return registers in your home and straighten their fins if bent.
You should have heat pump preventative maintenance at least once a year. Your comfort specialist will follow a heat pump maintenance checklist and inspect the following:
- Ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for dirt and other obstructions.
- Duct leakage.
- Adequate airflow.
- Correct refrigerant charge.
- Refrigerant leaks.
- Electric terminals, and, if necessary, clean and tighten connections, and apply nonconductive coating.
- Lubricate motors, and inspect belts for tightness and wear.
- Correct electric control, making sure that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa.
- Correct thermostat operation.