We strongly recommend heat pumps to homeowners looking for a new whole-house comfort system to keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s actually an air conditioner with the ability to heat, which is why it’s perfect for a climate like ours. And it operates very efficiently due to the heat exchange process that transfers heat from one place to another.
But because these systems are still not as popular as other types of heating and cooling systems, you may feel unsure of how to keep your heat pump running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Here are our recommendations for maintaining your heat pump throughout the year.
Change the Filter Monthly
That’s right: you should change the air filter each and every month, regardless of whether it looks dirty or not. Regular filter changes help to improve the efficiency of your system, because clogged filters restrict the flow of air moving through the system. Besides, if you let the filter accumulate filth and moisture, it might develop mold, and spores could blow out into your air.
Schedule Maintenance Sessions Twice a Year
Many heating and air conditioning systems only go in for maintenance once a year. But that’s because a heating system and an air conditioning system are typically separate, which means they only run about half the amount of time as a heat pump.
If you are the owner of a high-efficiency heat pump, the only way to maintain low bills and reliable performance is to have the system maintained twice per year. And that means that you need to call professional heat pump technicians, who can offer a complete tune-up and inspection.
Call for Repairs at the First Sign of Trouble
Unfortunately, problems within a heat pump can spiral out of control rather quickly. We recommend that you call in technicians to repair your heat pump at the very first sign that there is any sort of problem within the system. That way, you don’t have to worry about yours breaking down when you really need it.
Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for heat pump services in Farmington, NM and for more information about your heat pump.