Tend To Your Heat Pump While You're Tidying The YardWhen the winter weather finally breaks and spring is in the air, homeowners in the Greater Indianapolis area start thinking of tidying the yard for the upcoming season. If you are busy making your yard work to-do list, make sure that tending to your heat pump is included among those spring cleaning tasks. Good maintenance can extend the lives of heat pumps and keep them at their most efficient, minimizing energy costs, and sparing the hassle and expense of unnecessary repairs.

While professional inspection and service is  necessary to ensure that heat pumps are ready for the season, there are a number of simple maintenance tasks that you can do yourself to help keep yours running smoothly. Just make sure that you turn the power off before you perform those tasks to avoid any danger of injury or electrical shock.

Filter maintenance tops the list of important maintenance tasks. Kept clean, filters can prevent excess dust and debris from entering the system, which reduces your efficiency and can damage your system’s components. Replace disposable filters or clean reusable ones at least twice a year or more often if they appear clogged or dirty.

Clean up the area around your outdoor unit to ensure proper airflow. Weeds or shrubbery growing too close to heat pumps can restrict airflow, as can grass clippings, leaves and other debris that collect around units. This simple task can make a big difference in the performance and efficiency of your heat pump.

Spray the unit’s outdoor coils down with a water hose to help maximize efficiency and help prevent corrosion. Dirty coils can interfere with heat transfer, making heat pumps work harder than they should to keep your home comfortable. While you’re at it, wash the unit’s casing too, since dirt and debris can promote corrosion.

Last, but not least, make sure that you make an appointment to have your system cleaned and serviced by a professional before the summer cooling season sets in. If you live in the Greater Indianapolis area, feel free to contact the professionals at Mowery Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing with any maintenance questions that you may have about heat pumps, or to schedule that seasonal service call. We have more than 40 years of experience, and look forward to helping you with all of your heating, cooling and plumbing needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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