Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Heat Pump
Heat pumps are groundbreaking pieces of HVAC equipment. By taking advantage of the Earth’s natural temperature differences, they provide an incredibly green solution to various heating and cooling needs.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), heat pumps “could easily supply more than 90% of global space and water heating at a lower CO2 emissions level… than condensing gas boiler technology.” The organization also states that heat pumps are becoming “more popular.” In other words, they could be the furnaces of the future!
As tech-forward as your heat pump is, it still needs maintenance to keep working at its best, especially with the warmer months on the horizon. Air Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is here with some practical advice below.
Give it a Wash (But Not With Your Power Washer)
You’d be surprised at how grimy these units can get over the winter months! As an HVAC contractor, we recommend cutting power to the unit then giving it a nice soapless bath with the garden hose. To ensure optimal airflow, you’ll also want to clean away any physical debris, such as leaves and close-growing plants.
Though it’s tempting to go ham with the power washer—we don’t blame you, it can be satisfying—don’t! The fins inside of your heat pump aren't designed to hold up to that kind of PSI. Save that for your concrete and take the gentler route.
Get a Pro Out to Clean Your Coils
It’s not just the outside of your heat pump that needs spring cleaning; the inside does, too. But trying to go at this task yourself means you can risk breaking something electrical or damaging your unit’s delicate inner pieces. Instead, get your favorite HVAC contractor to perform a routine cleaning this season. They’ll have the expertise and the correct products to get the job done correctly.
Which brings us to our next point…
Schedule Your Heat Pump’s Pre-Cooling-Season Checkup
Heat pumps might work on a simple principle, but they’re complicated pieces of mechanical equipment that are critical to your family’s health and comfort. As we covered in our heat pump experts blog, hiring a pro is the best way to make sure your system stays going strong and that you reap the benefits—so schedule not just a clean-up, but a tune-up today before the rubber hits the road come summer.
Air Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Is Your Anoka Team of Heat Pump Specialists
We’re ready to guide you through every part of owning this eco-conscious HVAC solution. Reach our Anoka office today at 763-753-6623.