Why Spring Heat Pump Maintenance is So Important

When hot and humid weather arrives in Stone Mountain, GA, you’ll turn to your heat pump for relief. In the spring and summer seasons, your heat pump functions like a central air conditioner. Let’s take a look at why a springtime maintenance visit is so important for your heat pump.

Ensure Effectiveness

Heat pumps contain a refrigerant. The refrigerant cycles through the system’s tubing and coils. When it cycles through the indoor unit, the blower pushes warm, humid air from your home across the coils, where the cold refrigerant absorbs heat and cools the air. A refrigerant leak interferes with this process. We verify the refrigerant level and check for leaks in the coils and tubing. A springtime heat pump tune-up also gives us a chance to check every part of the system for wear and tear. The early detection of worn-out parts provides ample time to fix or replace them before they fail.

Lower the Risk of a Breakdown

During a heat pump tune-up, we clean the entire indoor and outdoor units. Cleaning HVAC coils removes buildup that interferes with heat exchange. We also clean the fan and blower motor, which reduces friction and makes the heat pump more efficient. Our maintenance services include lubrication of all moving heat pump parts. Properly lubricated motors are less likely to overheat and break down. We also lubricate the fans so that they operate quietly.

Maintain Healthy Air

Each time your heat pump runs a cooling cycle, some dust accumulates on its filter. During the maintenance visit, we change the AC filter. We recommend AC filter changes every three months for optimal indoor air quality and heat pump efficiency. A spring heat pump maintenance visit could lower your cooling costs by 10% to 25%, notes the Department of Energy.

To learn more about the importance of heat pump maintenance, take a look at Zack Hammonds A/C Heating Refrigeration Inc.’s preventive maintenance services, or reach out to us today for an appointment.

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