Transitioning Your Heat Pump

by | Oct 17, 2017 | Heat Pumps, Maintenance

2 pumpkins sitting in a reg wagon as fall approaches, learn how to transition your heat pump.

As cooler fall temperatures approach here in Owensboro, you will need to transition your heat pump from being a cooling source to supplying heat. It is time to schedule maintenance before temperatures drop and you need the heating system to function properly.

Some Things You Can do at Home:

  • Replace the air filter.
  • Remove any growth from a two to three foot area around the outdoor section of your heat pump.
  • Clean out the coils before cold weather makes this difficult.
  • Check your thermostat settings and adjust for cold weather.
  • Flush and clean the drain line. Remember to prime the trap, if necessary.
  • If your unit uses electric heat, check all of the wiring for discoloration and heat damage.

Things You Should Leave to the Professionals:

  • Have the refrigerant checked to ensure there is a safe level. Refrigerant levels need to remain consistent, even in the cold weather.
  • Electrical connections will be inspected to check for exposed wiring or loose connections.
  • Blower motor should be oiled. Blower wheels should be inspected for balance.
  • A professional will check the energy efficiency of your unit. If any problems are present, they should be repaired before operating the heating system.
  • Check and clean the evaporator coils.

Contact Us

Transitioning your heat pump to heat for fall and winter by performing the necessary maintenance tasks will minimize the risk of a breakdown, improve indoor air quality, and extend the life of your system components.

If you would like to schedule maintenance, call us at 270-685-3000 or request service online today! We provide service to Owensboro, Utica, Philpot, and the surrounding Kentucky communities.

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