If you have never scheduled heat pump maintenance for your home, you may be wondering what the service entails. We are outlining some of the steps that we complete during a heat pump maintenance appointment. There is a lot more that goes into checking out your system, but these are the major parts that we check.
If you are interested in St. Augustine heat pump maintenance, give our team a call. You can also keep reading to learn more about the components inside of your heat pump that require maintenance to work their best. Keep in mind that we recommend maintenance for your heat pump twice each year. This is because your heat pump operates as both a heater and air conditioner all year round.
Indoor and Outdoor Coils
Your heat pump has one set of coils inside your home and another set of coils outside your home. The evaporator coils and condenser coils work together to move refrigerant in one direction or another depending on the time of the year. Refrigerant moves one way to take heat outside of your home for cooling.
Then in winter, refrigerant moves in the opposite direction to provide heat. If either set of these coils is dirty or clogged, airflow may be restricted. There’s also the risk of ice developing on either set of coils and impacting the ability to condition air for your home. We went to check these coils regularly to ensure that there aren’t any issues that could add strain to your heat pump or impact your home’s comfort.
There are also other ways airflow can be impacted inside your heat pump. One common problem is a clogged air filter. If you don’t change the air filter on your heat pump regularly, the fibers can get clogged with dirt particles and restrict airflow. Without enough air entering your heat pump, it can neither heat nor cool air for your home. We recommend setting some kind of reminder to check and change your air filter on time every 1-3 months.
We will also check throughout the system for blockages or holes that are preventing airflow. Blockages can trap air in a single area of the heat pump. Holes can allow air to escape before it reaches your home, resulting in your heat pump working harder to produce results. Airflow problems can mean that your home is never as comfortable as you want or that you have hot and cold spots where temperatures are inconsistent.
Review Ductwork and Vents
We already mentioned checking for holes above. Ductwork is the most common place to have holes where air escapes, but it’s also possible for vents to contribute to an airflow problem. If ductwork isn’t secured around a vent opening, air can escape just before blowing into your home.
Aside from holes, it’s also possible for ductwork to shift around inside your attic and change airflow. The ductwork has a strategic design based on your home’s layout. We can check to make sure ductwork is properly optimizing airflow for the best results.
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