Get Your Heat Pump Ready for Summer | TF Complete

How To Prepare Your Heat Pump for Summer

Your HVAC maintenance to-do list

heat pump Medfield, MA If your Medfield household has a heat pump system, you have the benefit of using one piece of equipment for heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. A heat pump accomplishes this by transferring heat between the inside and outside of your home.

When it’s cold outside, the heat pump draws in ambient warmth from the outdoor air. It then transfers this heat indoors. In the summer, this process is reversed. Your indoor air handlers draw in heat from inside your home, leaving cool air to be cycled back in. The heat is then expelled outdoors.

We’re now well into winter, and spring is approaching. It’s the perfect time to think about what you need to do to prepare your home’s heat pump for the warm months ahead.

Here is the Tom Fricker to-do list to get your heat pump ready for summer.

1. Check your air filter

The best policy for your heat pump’s air filters is to check them once a month during the peak heating and cooling seasons. You’ll want to clean or replace them if they appear dirty or clogged. This will ensure free airflow and better system efficiency.

2. Vacuum or wipe down your indoor equipment.

Dust, dirt and other debris can coat your indoor air handlers, blocking airflow and impacting your home’s air quality. Take a few minutes to vacuum away any dust. You can also wipe the equipment down with a cloth. Not only will this help your heat pump’s performance; it will make the equipment look more attractive.

3. Check your outdoor units.

Your condenser units are exposed to all sorts of debris. In the fall and winter, they can become clogged with leaves, old grass clippings, trash, weeds, etc. This blockage will impact the heat pump’s overall efficiency, and it can even cause lasting damage. It’s a good idea to find a clear day and clean off your outdoor heat pump equipment before the cooling season arrives.

4. Arrange heat pump maintenance.

If you treat your heat pump well, it can last a long time — even as long as 15 years!

The most important step in taking care of your heat pump is arranging annual service with a professional HVAC technician. The technician can clean, test and calibrate your equipment. They will also be able to identify lingering issues and fix them before they cause a breakdown. Plus, regular maintenance will keep your equipment running at maximum efficiency, saving you money on energy use.

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We offer comprehensive coverage for your heat pump with our popular service plans. When you protect your system with TF Complete Heating & Cooling, you’ll receive:

You also get the benefit of receiving service from the most trusted team in the region. We are the heat pump experts!

Reach out to our team today to schedule service for your heating and cooling equipment.

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