A heat pump is a very beneficial investment for your home. As with any other part of your home, there is ongoing maintenance that will need to be routinely performed on your heat pump. Some of these tasks can be completed by the homeowner on their own. Others would benefit from a professional looking at them. Someone who deals with heat pump maintenance on a daily basis. These items should be done once per year in order to keep your heat pump working efficiently and properly. Let’s take a look.
All ductwork should be inspected for leaks. These leaks can reduce the amount of conditioned air that is flowing into your living space. This area should be checked for gaps, cracks and crushes. If there is an issue, the problem should be properly sealed up. Professional materials should be used to ensure the job is done properly. Slapping some duct tape on the area isn’t going to rectify the issue. The flow of air through the ducts and through the heat pump itself should be routinely measured. This will determine if the system is still structurally sound.
It is important that the electrical system in your home and heat pump are working properly. This can affect the efficiency of your heat pump. You can also be faced with a fire hazard if there is a faulty connection present. A professional will check the motor, belts and electrical wires for any sign of damage. It is also important to make sure that the thermostats that are set to the heat pump system are functioning properly. The heating system and cooling system should shut down automatically when necessary.