Preparing Your Heat Pump for Summer

If you use a heat pump to warm your North Carolina home or business, you know the efficiencies this type of system offers. By using the naturally heated air from below the earth’s surface, you use less energy to keep the air inside your home comfortable year-round, helping to reduce your utility costs as well as your carbon footprint. In addition, with a heat pump, you only need a single HVAC system to cool and heat your living space.

Another advantage of investing in a heat pump system is that this type of system needs very little maintenance to keep it working smoothly for years to come. However, there are a few things you need to do before the summer cooling season to make sure that your heat pump is ready to make the switch from heating to cooling.

1. Clean your filters. If you only do one thing for your heat pump this year, make sure you clean your air filters. Dust, pet hair, and other debris can get clogged in your filter and cause your system to have to work harder for less results. This not only uses more energy but will also cause your system to fail and need to be replaced sooner than it should.

2. Do a test run. Switching your heat pump system from heating to cooling and letting it run for a while in cooling mode can give you an idea if the system is ready for the season. Listen for any hisses, clangs, whirs, or other noises that might signal you need professional assistance.

3. Schedule a regular maintenance call. Having your contractor come over once a season for preventive HVAC maintenance, especially in the sultry days of summer, will help ensure that your cooling system won’t fail you in the heat of the summer. During the call, the technician will clean the system, make sure that all of the moving parts are well lubricated, and check for any possible trouble spots. In most cases, it’s much less expensive to address a potential problem at the beginning of the season than to fix a catastrophic failure later on.

For more information about heating and cooling your North Carolina home or business efficiently, contact Airflow Masters Heating & Cooling in Jacksonville, NC. We’ve been helping home and business owners like you since 2007. Get in touch with us today for a free estimate on our heat pump installation services!