How Regularly Should My Heat Pump Be Worked on?
We recommend bringing in a professional at least twice a year—once in the fall and once in the spring. When seasons begin to get warmer or colder, it’s the perfect time for heating and cooling service.
Your system runs year-round to keep your family comfortable. All of that effort can lead to stress or even a service call, especially if you don’t maintain it.
Heat Pump Maintenance List
You already understand service is important for an efficient, trustworthy heat pump. But what steps should you take to plan for your regular tune-up? Here are some DIY things to complete before your Lakeside Heating & Air expert visits:
- Inspect your outdoor unit. Your heat pump needs to remain free year-round to keep your residence comfortable. Make sure there’s no waste on top of or near your equipment. You’ll need about two feet open encircling your system in each direction.
- Spruce up your equipment. Make sure your outdoor unit is free of dirt. If you see dirt buildup, turn it off and slowly spray it with a decreased pressure hose. Remove pollutants inside your home by dusting your vents.
- Periodically replace your your air filter. Your air filter keeps your air clean and your heat pump running as it should. Make sure to change it every several months.