A Heat Pump Operates Efficiently With Proper Routine Maintenance

To keep heat pumps working properly, routine maintenance must be performed regularly. Here are some of the more common heat pump maintenance tasks that should be performed at the beginning of every heating and cooling season.

What’s Included in Heat Pump Maintenance?

  • Change air filters: Air filters remove particulates from the air circulating through the system, which improves indoor air quality. When these filters get dirty, airflow is reduced. Lowered airflow can interfere with heat pump operation and cause the system to malfunction. Check air filters at least once a month and change them when they get dirty.
  • Check refrigerant charge: Your heat pump requires a manufacturer-specified amount of refrigerant for proper heat capture and release. When refrigerant levels are low, system efficiency drops significantly. An HVAC professional can measure refrigerant levels, add refrigerant if needed, and fix any leaks in the refrigerant pipes.
  • Check electrical connections: Electrical terminals and connections within the system should be cleaned and tightened to ensure proper system operation. Your HVAC expert may also apply a nonconductive coating to electrical connections.
  • Inspect and seal ductwork: Ductwork carries all the heated and cooled air from your heat pump. If there’s damage to the ducts, such as loose or detached sections or broken seals at connections, conditioned air will leak out. Your HVAC tech should check the ducts for proper connections and seals and fix any problems that are found.
  • Clean blower motors, coils, fans and other internal components: Dirty fans, motors and coils can affect operation and reduce system efficiency. Components should be cleaned to ensure proper movement, and all moving parts should be lubricated.
  • Verify and calibrate thermostat and controls: The thermostat and system controls should be checked for proper operation. Controls should be calibrated to ensure they work within the temperature levels you prefer.

Learn more about the heat pump maintenance offered by Davis Air Conditioning & Heating, then give us a call at 888-929-0049 to schedule an appointment for your greater Houston home!

Image Provided by Shutterstock.com

You May Also Like

inadequate comfort from heat pump
November 25, 2022

Is My Heat Pump the Wrong Size for My Home in West Columbia, TX?

Your heat pump should be correctly sized for your home to provide the comfort you need. Most people assume that an oversized… Continue Reading Is My Heat Pump the Wrong Size for My Home in West Columbia, TX?

Read More…

heat pump
November 17, 2022

Is Your Freeport, TX, Heat Pump Ready for Heating Season?

Are you prepared for heating season? If you’re like most Freeport, TX, residents, you probably aren’t sure if your heat pump is… Continue Reading Is Your Freeport, TX, Heat Pump Ready for Heating Season?

Read More…

inspecting ductwork
October 24, 2022

5 Signs You Have Dirty Ductwork in Alvin, TX

Ductwork should be clean to ensure the indoor air quality in your Alvin, TX home or office is safe. If you notice… Continue Reading 5 Signs You Have Dirty Ductwork in Alvin, TX

Read More…

Compliance Settings
Increase Font Size
Grayscale
Simplified Font
Underline Links
Highlight Links
Reset
Close