Your Heat Pump Won’t Last Forever, But Routine Maintenance Will Keep It Going Longer

Posted On: October 10, 2011

Your heat pump is the main source of refreshing air in your home. Your pump won’t last forever, but having routine heat-pump maintenance performed at least once a year will keep it going longer. In the Edwardsville, Illinois area when the weather doesn’t allow for fresh air, relying on your heat pump is a necessity.

The filter in your furnace should be replaced once every one to two months. This prevents any extensive amounts of dust or dirt from accumulating on the components that make the heat pump work. If your heat pump needs to work overtime to make up for the lack of cleanliness, this can cost you in repairs over the life of your unit.

When you are outside cutting the grass or trimming your shrubs, pay attention to your heat pump. Grasses and weeds should be kept very short around and underneath the system to allow for proper air flow to the heat pump. You should also keep boxes or furniture away from the heat pump.

Ductwork should be kept clean to improve your indoor air quality as well as to keep all internal parts clean. Ducts should also be checked for leaks or gaps that allow for air to leak out.

Contact Ernst Heating & Coolingfor more information on routine heat pump maintenance. Simple tasks can be done by a homeowner, but a qualified professional should take care of opening up your heat pump and making sure everything is working properly.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Ernst Heating & Cooling services Hamel, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offersand get started today!      

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