If you want the best benefit in comfort and energy savings out of your heat pump system, you should perform seasonal maintenance to keep it in top working order. The best times for seasonal heat pump maintenance here in the San Joaquin valley are before the beginning of the heating and cooling seasons – spring and fall. As winter gets underway, leaves and debris can be a particular issue.
You can save between 10 and 25 percent on your energy costs by performing simple heat pump maintenance on your own, and scheduling more intensive maintenance with the assistance of a professional. A few things are easy for any homeowner to do and should be part of your normal routine around your property. Inside your home, make sure your registers are clean, clear and free of blockage. Outside, make sure your heat pump is clear of lawn trimmings, leaves, or any excess dirt and dust. Inside your home, make sure your air filters are cleaned or replaced every three months, and as often as monthly during the high-use season. The quality of your indoor air and efficiency of your unit will benefit greatly when you take this simple step that’s often forgotten.
Professional heat pump maintenance will help you to avoid unexpected repairs, and keep your system in good working order, so you’ll be warm during the cool winters, and comfortable even in 100-plus Augus. The technician will check for duct leakage, inspect your ducts, filters, indoor coil and blowers, measure the refrigerant charge, and make sure there is no leakage. They’ll also inspect and clean electrical terminals and tighten connections. They’ll lubricate the motor, and set the electric control for the appropriate season – locking out cooling for the winter and heating for the summer.
For more information about how to properly maintain your heat pump and other HVAC questions, contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving the greater Fresno area for 40 years.
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