Cooler weather is right around the corner. Is your heat pump ready to keep your Las Vegas, NV, home warm? Here are some tips to maximize your heating system’s performance before winter’s bite nips at you.
Schedule a Seasonal Tune-Up
One of the most effective ways to ensure your heat pump is ready to do its job this winter is scheduling a professional tune-up. Yearly tune-ups boost performance, prevent excessive wear and tear, and improve comfort. Since these heating systems have dual responsibilities, keeping your home cool during the hotter months and warm in the chillier months, it’s especially critical to stay on top of maintenance.
During a tune-up, you can expect a service technician to do the following:
- Inspect the system for visible signs of damage
- Clean the system inside and out
- Check refrigerant levels
- Inspect the evaporator and condenser coils
- Lubricate the motor
- Inspect belts
- Check, clean, and tighten electrical components
- Test the airflow & safety controls
- Check thermostat communication
With the right seasonal care, you can expect your heating system to deliver exceptional results and prevent unexpected breakdowns.
Stay on Top of Monthly Heat Pump Maintenance
Professional tune-ups prepare your system for winter, but you still have some work to do throughout the season. Fortunately, your tasks aren’t too challenging or time-consuming. The first thing you need to do is stay on top of filter changes. A clean filter helps your heat pump use energy efficiently, reduces wear and tear, and maintains healthier indoor air quality. Second, keep the outdoor unit debris and clutter-free. Clear away leaves and other yard items from the outdoor unit and make sure there’s adequate room around it to prevent damage.
Schedule Heating Repairs Immediately
If you turn on your heating system and notice issues with the pump’s operation, get heating repairs quickly. Don’t wait until it stops working. Doing so will affect your comfort, but it also can cause more costly repairs.
For more information about heat pump maintenance, check out Infinity Heating and Cooling’s heating solutions.
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