Just like any cooling system, the heat pump in your Crestwood, Missouri, home will need regular maintenance from time to time. You should schedule heat pump maintenance at least twice a year. During a maintenance appointment, a technician will check for refrigerant leaks, inspect your home’s ductwork, and check the home for adequate airflow.
Check for Refrigerant Leaks
Refrigerant is crucial to efficient cooling. When refrigerant levels are low, you may notice you’re not getting the same level of cooling you’re used to, which will cause you to adjust the thermostat lower to compensate. This can increase your cooling expenses and put unnecessary wear and tear on your heat pump. With maintenance, you can rest easy knowing your heat pump has the proper amount of refrigerant to operate efficiently and effectively.
Inspect the Home’s Ductwork
Damaged ductwork allows air to escape, which causes the heat pump to work harder to cool your home. As part of a maintenance session, a technician will inspect the home’s ductwork along with all air registers, filters, blowers, and indoor coils. If any parts need to be changed or replaced, the technician can perform these repairs to ensure the heat pump operates at peak efficiency.
Check the Home for Adequate Airflow
Several factors impact the airflow inside a home. Everything from the air filter to ceiling fans and proper installation of ductwork determines how well air flows inside your house. During heat pump maintenance, a technician will consider all of these factors and make adjustments as necessary to improve airflow. It may be determined that your home needs better ventilation or a new air filter.
Contact C & G Heating & Cooling at (314) 254-9196 to learn more about maintenance for your heat pump. We can also help you determine whether a heat pump is the right fit for your home.
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