If you want your heat pump in Marion, TX to run at its most efficient this summer, then you must treat it well. A heat pump can last 15 or 20 years as long as you maintain it properly. The following four tips can help it achieve that lifespan.
1. Replace the Air Filter
Assuming that your air registers have nothing blocking them, you need to provide a clean filter so that the heat pump doesn’t overwork itself circulating the air. It’s a good idea to check the filter every 30 days and replace it every 90 days, or sooner if necessary to keep it free of dirt and debris.
2. Clean the Condenser Coil
The coil in your compressor has the job of condensing the refrigerant so that it releases the heat gathered from your home into the outside air. Dirt and grime buildup will hinder this, leading to lukewarm air and increased wear and tear. You can gently hose this off. A technician will thoroughly clean it during a regular maintenance visit.
3. Program the Thermostat
Once you’ve done what you can to make the heat pump run efficiently, you’ll need to ensure that it runs only as needed. This is why programmable thermostats came to be. Set up an appropriate cooling schedule that takes into account those times when everyone is asleep or no one is home.
4. Request a Tune-Up
It’s wise to leave the rest of HVAC maintenance to an expert. A spring tune-up can cover just about everything that’s needed to keep your heat pump running without a hitch in summer, including a visual inspection, wiring check, coil and condensate cleaning and leak inspection.
Call our team at locally owned and operated Legacy Heating & Air Conditioning for a reasonably priced tune-up or heat pump repair in Marion, TX. We’d love to tell you more about our maintenance plan, which comes with benefits like a parts discount and priority scheduling.
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