One of the many great things about heat pumps and ductless heat pumps is that they require relatively low maintenance. They’ll need less time cleaning and maintaining than other types of home HVAC systems.
However, they do still need some care and attention. A well-maintained heat pump can easily last 20+ years and with minimal loss of effectiveness over the years. You can help extend the life of your heat pump by following a few simple tips!
Five Ways To Keep Your Heat Pump Running Smoothly
1 – Keep an eye on the air filters
Like all HVAC systems, heat pumps utilize air filters to prevent contaminants from getting into the system. Filters should be checked and cleaned every month (check your manual for the recommended schedule) to ensure your filters don’t become clogged. The filters will need periodic replacement if they start to wear out or develop tears, but you’ll probably only need to do this around once a year.
2 – Regularly clean the outdoor unit(s)
Depending on your heat pump installation, you’ll have one or more outdoor units handling the heat exchange. These are vulnerable to getting gummed up by dirt and debris, particularly in the fall. Periodically cleaning out the vents and intakes will ensure good airflow.
Note: only clean the exterior parts yourself. The interior is delicate and potentially dangerous, so leave the internals to a professional to clean.
3 – Yearly professional checkups
Melton’s Heating, our local ductless heat pump sales company, will be happy to come to check on your heat pump from time to time. It’s a good idea to get an annual checkup since they can thoroughly clean the system. Also, pros will spot minor problems before they become major problems.
4 – Watch for coolant leaks
More than other HVAC systems, heat pumps absolutely rely on coolant to work correctly. If you ever see unusual drips coming from your indoor or outdoor units, immediately call in a repair service to take care of it. Efficiency will plummet if it starts to run low on coolant.
5 – Know your warranty
Certain parts, such as the compressor, will wear out over time – however, they may still be covered under warranty. Know your warranty well and avoid doing anything that might invalidate it.
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