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.

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