Heat pumps are a popular choice for year-round comfort in Portland. We have the ideal climate to get the most out of them, with sufficient air conditioning power for any level of heat, and just the right amount of cooling to counter our wet, mild winters without having to strain.
To ensure that your heat pump works to its manufacturer’s expected lifetime and hopefully beyond, you need to maintain it properly. A neglected heat pump is prone to break downs and frequent repairs, and it will work inefficiently and place a strain on your power bills. Here are some tips to keeping good care of your heat pump.
Call Cavalry Heating and Cooling for Portland, OR heating services that will protect your heat pump from the damages of time.
Ways to better maintain your heat pump
- Change the filter regularly: The air filter in a heat pump is necessary to prevent debris from entering the cabinet and damaging the components. It also keeps contamination out of your air. The filter will have a hard time doing either if it becomes clogged and isn’t replaced at least once a month during its prime use. A clogged filter could lead to a dust-filled heat pump that works inefficiently and will be in danger of repair needs, and low airflow means the heat pump must work harder to keep up its performance.
- Keep the outdoor unit are clear: The outdoor cabinet of your heat pump needs to have a clear area around it so its fan can properly exhaust/absorb heat. Too many obstructions around the outdoor unit will not only lead to blocking the fan and the coils, it could also cause debris to enter the cabinet.
- Schedule regular maintenance: This is the most important step you can make for your heat pump’s long-term well-being. Professionals should inspect your heat pump twice a year: once during the spring to see that it’s ready for the summer, and once during fall to see that it’s ready for the winter. Only a trained HVAC technician will know all the potential issues to watch for, as well as the necessary adjustments to make. Sign up for a regular maintenance program with a dependable contractor, and you should have most of your heat pump’s potential troubles taken care of.
Start professional maintenance now
Scheduling professional heat pump maintenance in Beaverton is the easiest step to take: call Cavalry Heating and Cooling and ask about setting up a maintenance program. We have over 25 years of providing quality heating services to Beaverton, OR, and regular maintenance from our heat pump experts will mean a long service life for your comfort system.