You probably do a lot to get the outside of your home ready for colder temps. There’s specialized lawn care, raking and the list could go on and on. But there’s another aspect important outside your house that often gets overlooked.

Your heat pump cools and heats throughout the summer and winter to keep your house comfortable. And all that difficult work calls for some comprehensive upkeep to make sure it delivers efficient, stress-free comfort.

So, you could be wondering, how frequently should you tune-up your heat pump in Palm Coast? Is it needed if it’s new or running correctly? Let’s discuss why heat pump maintenance is necessary and how often you should schedule it.

Why Heat Pump Tune-Ups are Needed

Your heat pump is essential for keeping your family comfortable all through any kind of weather. With annual maintenance, you’ll receive stress-free comfort no matter the temps. But if you don’t do professional service, your heat pump can become dirty.

A heat pump in need of service can suffer from poor performance, which can make your energy costs higher. It may even frost over, interfering with your family’s comfort. You may even have an expensive repair bill that, in most situations, could have been unnecessary.

One of the most critical components of upkeep you can perform by yourself is installing a new air filter. If the filter gets too dirty, your heat pump may begin to switch off and on more often, which is known as short cycling. Not only does this impact your heating and cooling costs, it can also reduce your heat pump’s life span since it’s running a lot.

If you install a flat filter, our specialists recommend installing a new one each month. If you choose a pleated filter, those generally last up to three months. A fast approach to learn whether your filter needs replacing is by pulling it out and putting it under light. If you don’t detect any light, you’re due to put in a new one.

However, how often you need to replace your filter depends on a couple of things: how constantly your heat pump is on, if you have dogs or cats and if anyone suffers from allergies. Our Cooks Air Conditioning and Heating Specialists professionals can provide assistance if you don’t know how frequently you should replace your filter or what the best style is for your family.

How Frequently You Require Heat Pump Tune-Ups

Heat pumps are different from air conditioners or furnaces, because they operate throughout the year. That being so, we advise booking heat pump maintenance in Palm Coast twice a year, usually during the spring and fall.

That way, you’ll have a head start on the cooling and heating seasons. And you’ll have time to get any needed repairs completed prior to needing your heat pump. Regular maintenance also keeps your manufacturer’s warranty valid, which is needed if your heat pump was recently installed.

Besides putting in a new air filter and keeping adequate space around your heat pump outside, we don’t suggest tackling heat pump maintenance on your own. Your heat pump is a detailed machine that needs assistance from a skilled heating and cooling professional.

All our friendly Cooks Air Conditioning and Heating Specialists specialists have gone through in-depth education to meet all needs. They’re also completely licensed and insured, which means your heat pump is in skilled hands.

Here is a portion of the work we’ll perform on our tune-up visit:

  • Inspect your ducts, blower and indoor coil for dirt or other buildup that can affect heating and cooling.
  • Confirm correct refrigerant levels and check for any leaks.
  • Test and tighten electrical wiring.
  • Lubricate motors and belts.
  • Test complete heat pump operation for safety and great heating and cooling.

Today is a great time to schedule your heat pump maintenance appointment with Cooks Air Conditioning and Heating Specialists. Our techs are here to assist you with energy-efficient, stress-free home comfort. Contact us at 386-313-8766 to request your appointment right away, and remember to check at our offers for special discounts on your next maintenance appointment.