Maintain Your Heat Pump for Full Efficiency and Comfort
Heat pumps are a terrific innovation that have been used for many years across the country in various climates. Installing a heat pump in your home can save you more energy and money provided it’s maintained and operated properly.
The following are some keys to operating your heat pump and keeping it maintained:
- Maintaining filters can’t be stressed enough: Make sure to change or clean the filter at least once a month.
- Avoid blocking vents and ducts: Do not place objects in front of or on top of any ventilation inlets or outlets. This can compromise the circulation process and cause your heat pump to work harder than necessary.
- Confirm your thermostat is working properly: Compare the temperature on your thermostat to another thermometer in your home. Check different areas to determine if there could be circulation issues.
- Examine ducts and electrical connections: If your ducts show wear or have excessive dirt and debris, have them properly cleaned or repaired.
- Lubricate the motor, belts, fans and other moving parts: Look for wear and tear, and if needed, tighten or replace any components.
- Check for refrigerant leaks: Using leak detection equipment and examining your unit can help you identify a refrigerant leak that should be addressed immediately.
- Consider the climate: In areas such as Colorado, your heat pump may need additional servicing depending on the weather conditions and humidity levels.
If your heating system is older, it may be time to consider a replacement. Newer heat pumps are much more energy efficient and can possibly save you as much as 25 percent or more on your energy bill.
For proper maintenance of your heat pump, contact the experts at Balance Point Heating & Air Conditioning to get the right level of service and to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient.