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Heat Pump Maintenance in Heflin

If you want your heat pump to work effectively through all the Heflin seasons, regular service is crucial. It’s the simplest way to use less energy and avoid a costly, inconvenient breakdown.

Without a regular tune-up, your heat pump can cost you quite a chunk of change in energy bills and home comfort. Studies show heat pumps that aren’t serviced regularly work much harder.

An especially neglected outdoor unit can use 10 to 25 percent more energy than a maintained unit, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

You’ll see that reflect on your heating and cooling costs each month—and it won’t be cheap.

Maintenance makes your heat pump more dependable too. You could have complications lurking just out of sight. A professional maintenance appointment can help take care of them before they become a more expensive fix. You’ll avoid service calls for typical problems like freezing up or nonstop running. And that saves you time and money.

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Heat Pump Maintenance Checklist

You already know maintenance is essential for an efficient, reliable heat pump. But what can you do to get ready for your regular tune-up? Here are some DIY things to finish before your Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc technician visits:

  • Check your outdoor unit. Your heat pump needs to be kept clear at all times to keep your home comfortable. Make sure there’s no debris on or around your unit. You’ll want about two feet open around your unit in every direction.
  • Tidy up your system. Make sure your outdoor unit is clean. If you see dirt buildup, shut it off and slowly clean it with a lower pressure hose. Get rid of dust and dirt inside by cleaning your vents.
  • Periodically change your air filter. Your air filter keeps your air clean and your heat pump working well. Remember to change it every few months.

When your technician does get there, they’ll have a whole list of their own to take care of. Here’s a few things your Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc expert will do during routine maintenance.

  • Thoroughly check your system. Your technician will check out a range of different aspects of your system—including your ducts, coil, blower, motor and more—for dust and dirt.
  • Clean your system. If they detect buildup in your system, your technician will take care of it. They’ll also clean your coils and condensation pan.
  • Check refrigerant. Your technician will inspect your refrigerant level and refresh it if needed.
  • Examine moving parts. Your system is built from parts that need to work together smoothly. If your technician finds issues, they’ll make sure to lubricate your system’s parts.
  • Check electrical connections. Your system is a complicated, electrical appliance. Make sure it’s safe with a visit from a Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc professional.

How Often Should I Have Maintenance Done on My Heat Pump?

We recommend bringing in a professional at least twice a year—once in the fall and once in the spring. When temperatures start to change, it’s the perfect time for a system tune-up. After all, your system works all year to keep you comfortable. All of that work can cause strain or even a breakdown, especially if left without maintenance.

Heat Pump Repair and Replacement

Seeing bigger issues with your system? Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc can help with that too. We can repair any brand of heat pump, or help you find a new model if it’s time.

When it comes to your home comfort, efficiency and reliability, heat pump maintenance is one of the most important things you can do. The Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc team is here for you when you need it. Call us at 256-270-1196 or make an appointment with us online.

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