The heat pump in your home works hard to keep you cool during the summer and warm in the winter. When the weather changes and you switch from cooling to heating or vice versa, you should schedule heat pump maintenance to keep things working efficiently through every season. As a result, you’ll minimize your energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint. Keep reading to learn more about what happens during a heat pump maintenance visit in Eastman, Georgia.

Outdoor Condenser Coil Cleaning

The coils in your heat pump are essential parts involved in the heating and cooling of your home. When your heat pump is in cooling mode, the outdoor condenser coil is what releases the stored heat from the air conditioning process. Dirt and debris naturally accumulate on the coil, making it function less efficiently. The outdoor coil require regular cleaning to maintain your heat pump’s high efficiency through the year.

Evaporator Coil Cleaning

As with the condenser coil, your evaporator coil also requires regular cleaning. Our HVAC team uses an EPS-registered coil cleaner to keep your coil free of any biological growth. As a result, we help you prevent poor indoor air quality. Cleaning your coils is a very important part of your heat pump maintenance. It’ll extend the life of your system and keep your family healthy.

Moving Parts Lubrication

Since your heat pump is working during most of the year, it’s important to keep all moving parts running smoothly. Lubricating these components will prevent them from creating too much friction and overheating. If parts overheat, they may become damaged and require repairs. Applying appropriate lubrication to these moving parts will extend the lifespan of your heat pump and keep your repair costs down.

Electrical Connections Check

Your heat pump uses electricity to function. Part of the maintenance visit includes checking and tightening all electrical connections. You don’t want your heat pump to malfunction or shut down when you need it most. We also check every connection as a safety precaution. It only takes a spark to start a fire, so it’s well worth a double-check to make sure everything is tight and secure to keep your family and home safe.

Air Filter Check

Your air filter is a vital part of your heat pump system because it improves indoor air quality by catching dirty air particles that float through your house. Your maintenance visit includes a filter check, and our skilled service technicians are happy to clean or replace your air filter regularly.

It’s very important to keep your air filter clean for the health of your family and heat pump. A clogged filter reduces the system’s airflow so it has a harder time filtering the air. As a result, more dust and dirt remain in the air and circulate throughout your home. Reduced airflow makes your system work harder, and poor indoor air quality is harmful to your health. Be sure to have your air filters changed regularly, and consider installing additional air cleaners to improve your heat pump’s efficiency, extend its life and keep your family healthy year-round.

Duct Inspection for Air Leaks

The ductwork that carries air throughout your home also needs inspecting during a heat pump maintenance visit. Leaks allow air to seep out of the ductwork, making your heat pump work harder to push enough air through your home to reach your desired indoor temperature. Air leaks unnecessarily overwork your heat pump, causing it to use more energy.

Keep in mind that the dust and other pollutants in your air also end up in your air ducts, even if you change your air filters regularly. You should also ask your service technician about duct cleaning to improve your indoor air quality and keep your conditioned air flowing freely.

Keep your heat pump running smoothly and efficiently year-round by scheduling preventative maintenance. Call Pruett Air Conditioning today at 478-298-4115 to schedule your heat pump maintenance visit with one of our experienced service technicians.

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