A Heat Pump is an important part to providing homes and businesses with heating and cooling comfort. Maintaining your Heat Pump is crucial to avoiding calling a service company for repairs. There are several steps that can be taken to help maintain a Heat Pump to ensure that your system is running smoothly.
STEP#1 Cleaning the Heat Pump.
If you are not getting enough cooling from your Heat Pump, simply try cleaning it out first. Many times, cooling problems can occur from dust in the Heat Pump. Cleaning out the dust can be a simple solution to your cooling problems.
STEP #2 Checking the air handler or furnace filter.
The air handler or the furnace filter can be checked as well for problems. These parts can become dirty and may need a simple cleaning to retain the coolness in your home.
STEP #3 Cleaning the condensing oil.
The condensing coil is another option that can become a problem. This part of the machinery is located on the outside of your home or business. This coil is unprotected and exposed to the elements.
To clean the condensing coil, simply spray the coil with a garden hose. The coil can gather dust and lint and this can suppress the coil from working correctly. The dust and lint that gathers on the system will look similar to a dirty air filter.
If your system has this thick dust covering it then you will need to clean the system.
STEP#4 Cleaning the apparatus.
You will also need to check under the guard of the outdoor system to see if you need to clean the apparatus. The outside may look clean but the inside may be a different story. The same types of dust and lint can gather on the inside as well. A garden hose can clean this part as well.
Depending on where you live, you may need more maintenance. Some areas will call for these procedures to be done once or twice a year while other areas can need up to four times a year to maintain your Heat Pump system.
Taking the above measures will help maintain your Heat Pump system which means you will not need to call a heating and air conditioning service to repair or check your system.
However, if the problem is not corrected with the cleaning steps then find a local HVAC contractor who will provide a free in-home diagnosis. Most heating and cooling businesses offer this option, so at least if the problem is something you can fix you will not have to pay to have it fixed.