3 Ways to Avoid Summer Heat Pump Problems with Spring Maintenance

A heat pump is a reliable and energy-efficient option that can serve you for about 15 years, and a well-maintained one can last up to a decade longer, according to Home Inspection Insider. Here are three steps to take this spring to avoid summer heat pump issues in Pender County, NC.

1. Clean and Inspect the Outdoor Unit

The first thing you need to do is check the condenser and compressor for any signs of debris or clutter left over from the fall and winter. Remove the fan cage with a screwdriver to clear away any inside debris by hand or with a handheld vacuum.

Wrap things up by cleaning the outside unit with mild soap and water or a garden hose. Avoid using a pressure washer.

2. Clean the Indoor Unit

On the inside, clean the blower wheel, which is usually accessible and removable with a screwdriver from the front of the unit. Take out the drain panel, and clean the wheel. Make sure to put any removed screws properly back into place. Also, as Energy Saver advises, change or clean the filter in the spring so your heat pump is ready for the switch from heating to cooling.

3. Check the Thermostat

A thermostat that’s not accurate or functioning correctly could make a heat pump work harder than it has to in the summer heat. Check your heat pump’s thermostat to make sure it’s accurate and working as intended. If your heat pump has a faulty thermostat or other issues , consider replacing it with a new one this spring.

Our team has you covered for all your HVAC needs to beat the summer heat. Call us at Airmax Heating & Cooling today to learn more about our comprehensive heat pump services.

Image provided by iStock

You May Also Like

AC maintenance
June 29, 2022

3 Reasons to Never Skip AC Maintenance in Wilmington, NC

While you may be changing the air filter on your AC every 90 days, there’s a lot more that you and all… Continue Reading 3 Reasons to Never Skip AC Maintenance in Wilmington, NC

Read More…

home automation
May 18, 2022

Top 4 Benefits of Home Automation in Wilmington, NC

With home automation, you can take total control of your Wilmington, NC house. With the easy touch of a smartphone or keypad,… Continue Reading Top 4 Benefits of Home Automation in Wilmington, NC

Read More…

Heat Pump Not Cooling
April 28, 2022

Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Hot Air in Cooling Mode?

It can be frustrating when you notice your heat pump isn’t providing the heat required to keep you comfort during chilly winters.… Continue Reading Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Hot Air in Cooling Mode?

Read More…

Compliance Settings
Increase Font Size
Grayscale
Simplified Font
Underline Links
Highlight Links
Reset
Close