Carney All Seasons Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Maintenance’

Why Does a Heat Pump Need Bi-Annual Maintenance?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

It’s amazing (and for some, probably sad) to realize that the Fall Equinox just passed and we’ve officially passed into the next season. If you own a heat pump system, you know how easy and convenient it is to switch from cooling to heating, and that’s exactly where our weather is right now: warm during the day, cool and crisp at night. This is one of the great benefits of a heat pump system, but also why it’s so important to have your heat pump in Blue Bell professionally maintained not once, but twice, a year.

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Heat Pump Tip: Outdoor Maintenance

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Sometimes, the trickiest part about owning your Doylestown heat pump is keeping the outdoor components maintained. Because they are outside and generally out of sight, it can be easy to forget or neglect them. But because they are outside and exposed to the elements, outdoor heat pump components need attention and maintenance to keep them running properly.

The two most important routine maintenance functions you can do as an owner of an outdoor heat pump are keeping it free of debris and keeping it level.

Every month or so, inspect and clean your outdoor heat pump to make sure it is free of leaves, dirt and other debris. These can easily be sucked in by the fan and reduce the efficiency of the whole system. Turn the power off to the unit and use a vacuum or broom to remove any accumulated debris.

Once or twice a year, use a carpenter’s level to make sure the whole thing is sitting level on the pad. Use the level to gauge both side to side and front to back. While you are doing this, check the insulation for erosion or gaps. If you see that it is not level or the insulation is wearing thin, have a contractor come out reset the unit on the concrete pad or patch up the insulation.

These are two small maintenance tasks that you don’t have to do very often, but they can make a big difference in the performance and life of your heat pump.

In addition, you should always have your whole Doylestown heating, ventilation and cooling system inspected by a professional annually in order to keep everything maintained and in good repair.

For any questions about HVAC maintenance or to schedule your yearly tune-up, give Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call today!

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