Transition Your Heat Pump from Hot to Cold
As warm temperatures approach, you will need to transition your heat pump from a heating source to a cooling source. It is time to schedule maintenance before temperatures get too high! Get it all figured out before it gets too warm and the spring sunshine changes to summer heat!
Here are some things that you can do at home:
Maintenance Tasks for the Homeowner
- Replace the air filter.
- Remove any growth from a two to three foot area around the outdoor section of your heat pump.
- Clean out the coils before hot weather makes this difficult.
- Check your thermostat settings and adjust for cold weather.
- Flush and clean the drain line. Remember to prime the trap, if necessary.
- If your unit uses electric heat, check all of the wiring for discoloration and heat damage.
Maintenance Tasks for Professionals
- A professional will check the refrigerant to ensure there is a safe level. Refrigerant levels need to remain consistent, especially in the hot weather.
- Electrical connections will be inspected to check for exposed wiring or loose connections.
- Blower motor should be oiled. Blower wheels should be inspected for balance.
- A professional will check the energy efficiency of your unit. If any problems are present, they should be repaired before operating the heating system.
- A technician will check and clean the evaporator coils.
Transitioning your heat pump to cool before spring and summer by performing the necessary maintenance tasks will minimize the risk of a breakdown, improve indoor air quality, and extend the life of your system components.
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