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3 Tips to Keep Your Heat Pump From Breaking Down as Often

Your heat pump wears two hats and carries a lot of weight in how your home runs. When it breaks down, nearly all of your home comfort capabilities go with it.

We’re here when you need heat pump repair in Orlando, FL, but we also know you’d much rather prevent any problems from springing up in the first place. Here’s what you need to know.

Ongoing Maintenance is Key

It’s easy to look at maintenance as another annual appointment that you don’t want to keep, but it’s really important to do it anyway. With an annual maintenance check, technicians can find out what problems your heat pump encounters before those issues escalate, and fix them long before they result in a breakdown.

A qualified technician inspects your unit, lubricates moving parts, switches out the air filter, and essentially performs a full-scale health check on your heat pump. This is something you simply can’t do to the same extent when you take a DIY approach. You need an annual inspection and tune-up by a professional.

Switch Out Your Filter More Often

Your heat pump is a forced air heating system. That means it needs to pull in air through the intake, then use it properly throughout the system. When it doesn’t have sufficient air supply to pull from, it causes unnecessary strain on the system.

You may be thinking that there’s plenty of air surrounding the unit for it to grab, but that’s not what we’re talking about. If your filter is too dirty, it can’t pull in air quickly enough for it to matter. Your air filter needs to be changed out every 30-90 days, and since your heat pump works as both your AC and your heater, you should lean closer to 30 days.

When you put your new filter in, just compare it to the old filter and see how much dust has accumulated in a short amount of time. That’s all debris and dust that you would otherwise be breathing in, by the way–your heat pump’s got a bit of an indoor air quality job as well.

Keep the Outdoor Unit Clear

The outdoor cabinet for your heat pump needs to be clear of debris and allow for optimal airflow, too. In general, it’s best to keep vegetation, weeds, and any objects away from the heat pump’s outdoor cabinet. This can also get in the way of draining water from the condensate drainage line, which is something you really don’t want.

Heat Pump Health Check

Even if your heat pump doesn’t need repairs right now, it needs ongoing maintenance and tune-up service. It’s time to put a team in your corner who cares about your comfort in every single way. We’ll be your go-to heat pump specialists so you never have to worry about where your repair service is coming from.

Contact English Air, Inc. today to schedule your heating repair as soon as possible.

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