4 Tasks a Homeowner Can Do for Heat Pump Maintenance

With fall arriving soon in New Mexico, it will be time to change your heat pump from an air conditioner to a heater. Fall is the perfect time to have the system maintained as it has worked hard all summer long. While most of the maintenance tasks on your heat pump are best left to us as professional HVAC contractors, let’s look at four tasks that you, as the homeowner, can do.

Change the Air Filters

The air filters trap dirt, dust, and contaminants that can lower the heat pumps performance. Change or clean the filters at least once per month so your system will run cleaner, more efficiently, and keep the indoor air quality high.

Clean the Outside Unit

Take a hose and wash off the dust and dirt that has built up on the outside unit of the heat pump system. Take a broom or rake, and remove any debris that might obstruct airflow into the system. Be sure to remove any grass or vines growing on the concrete pad so they don’t grow into the outside condenser unit.

Clean Around the Inside Unit

Always leave the cleaning and maintenance of the inside of the air handler and evaporator coil to us, as it requires special tools and knowledge to do so. However, you can keep the outside of the air handler wiped down and clean. In addition, make sure that all the vents and registers are open and clear of dust, dirt, and obstacles such as furniture, rugs, or wall hangings.

Schedule a Maintenance Visit

Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your professional maintenance visit. Fall is a busy time for us, and you can get a head-start by calling early. Preventive maintenance will keep your heat pump system running smoothly, lower your energy bills, and help to extend its lifespan.

Sign up today for our maintenance plan to ensure that your heat pump gets maintained on a regular basis. Our team at Sun City Plumbing & Heating are happy to schedule an appointment, and you can reach us at (575) 824-7030.

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