Homeowners who have heat pumps know how beneficial these systems can be. Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient ways to provide conditioned air because of their ability to provide warm air in the winter and cold air in the summer. However, like any other equipment, the key to your heat pump’s lifespan is proper care:
- Check the air filter on a regular basis: If airflow is restricted by a dirty air filter, this causes your system to work harder and therefore use more energy. Checking the air filter in your system every 30 days, and replacing as necessary, will ensure that the airflow in your system remains at an adequate level.
- Get a preventive maintenance checkup at least once a year: By having a professional check out your system annually, minor problems will be caught before they can turn into major issues.
- Keep the outside unit clear of ice, snow, dirt and debris: Your heat pump’s efficiency relies on the free flow of air. If airflow is blocked around your outside unit, your system will have to work harder than necessary.
- Keep your system’s coils cleaned: If your coils are not clean, the amount of heat exchange that can take place will be reduced significantly. It is best to use a heavy-duty degreaser to keep them clean, a service that a professional HVAC technician can provide.
For more information on increasing your heat pump’s lifespan, contact the professionals at Smoky Mountain Heating & Air. We’d be happy to help you with all of your home comfort needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about benefits of heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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