Because heat pumps can do the work of traditional air conditioning and heating systems all year long, their maintenance requirements are different than those of traditional systems. To keep your heat pump running well year after year, you’ll need to perform routine care at home as well as have your heating and cooling company take care of in-depth servicing.
What You Should Do
Change your air filters regularly, usually around the two-month mark. Las Vegas can be a dusty area, so if you’ve had a lot of wind and dirt in your neighborhood lately, check on your filter and change it if it’s dirty. Keeping a clean air filter in your system cleans your air and protects the internal components of your heat pump.
Additionally, you should be sure you are keeping the coils clean. The outdoor coils should be cleaned as often as necessary when excessive dirt and dust build up inside the unit. The outside unit should also be clear of weeds and debris. You should always clear away grass and weeds so the unit has proper airflow. If you’re unsure at any time of how to clean the coils, call your air conditioning and heating specialist for assistance.
What the Professionals Should Do
An annual inspection of your heat pump should be performed by your HVAC company to ensure everything is in working order. A heat pump’s motor should be checked for lubrication and proper operation, connections should be tested, and components should be tightened if necessary. Airflow and duct integrity play a large part in the efficiency level of your heat pump, which is why it’s important to have your HVAC company verify that your heat pump is operating at its peak efficiency.
If you have questions about maintaining your heat pump or you would like to schedule a service for your Las Vegas home, contact Rebel Refrigeration at (702) 734-7750 or visit us online to make an appointment. We can take care of all of your heat pump maintenance needs.