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Heat Pump Maintenance in Crestview

If you want your heat pump to work efficiently through all the Crestview seasons, regular service is crucial. It’s the least complicated way to save energy and avoid a costly, annoying breakdown.

Without a seasonal tune-up, your heat pump can cost you quite a bit in energy bills and home comfort. Studies show heat pumps without maintenance work much harder.

A severely neglected outdoor unit can use 10 to 25 percent more energy than a maintained unit, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

You’ll see that expressed on your heating and cooling costs monthly—and it won’t be cheap.

Maintenance makes your heat pump more reliable too. You could have complications lurking just under the surface. A professional maintenance appointment can help take care of them before they become a more expensive fix. You’ll avoid service calls for routine problems like freezing up or nonstop running. And that saves you time and money.

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Heat Pump Maintenance Checklist

You already know maintenance is vital for an efficient, reliable heat pump. But what can you do to plan for your regular tune-up? Here are some DIY things to finish before your Gordon Air Conditioning technician visits:

  • Check your outdoor unit. Your heat pump needs to be kept clear at all times to keep your home comfortable. Double check there’s no debris on or around your unit. You’ll need about two feet open around your unit in each direction.
  • Tidy up your system. Ensure your outdoor unit is clean. If you see dirt buildup, shut it down and slowly clean it with a lower pressure hose. Get rid of dust and dirt inside by cleaning your vents.
  • Periodically change your air filter. Your air filter keeps your air clean and your heat pump working efficiently. Remember to change it every few months.

When your technician does come by, they’ll have a full list of their own to take care of. Here’s a few things your Gordon Air Conditioning expert will do during routine maintenance.

  • Completely check your system. Your technician will check out a range of different aspects of your system—including your ducts, coil, blower, motor and more—for dust and dirt.
  • Clean your system. If they discover buildup in your system, your technician will take care of it. They’ll also clean your coils and condensation pan.
  • Check refrigerant. Your technician will take a look at your refrigerant level and refresh it if required.
  • Investigate moving parts. Your system is made up of parts that need to work together nicely. If your technician finds issues, they’ll make sure to lubricate your system’s parts.
  • Check electrical connections. Your system is a complicated, electrical appliance. Make sure it’s safe with a visit from a Gordon Air Conditioning technician.

How Often Should I Have Maintenance Done on My Heat Pump?

We recommend calling in a professional at least biannually—once in the fall and once in the spring. When temperatures first change, it’s a great time for a system tune-up. After all, your system works year-round to keep you comfortable. All of that work can cause strain or even a breakdown, especially if left without maintenance.

Heat Pump Repair and Replacement

Facing bigger problems with your system? Gordon Air Conditioning can help with that too. We can fix any brand of heat pump, or help you find a new model if it’s time.

When it comes to your home comfort, efficiency and reliability, heat pump maintenance is one of the most critical things you can do. The Gordon Air Conditioning team is here for you when you need it. Call us at 850-682-5509 or make an appointment with us online.

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