In Sahuarita, Arizona, the evenings and nights can get pretty chilly during the autumn and winter. The last thing that you want is for your furnace or heat pump to quit working when you need it the most. In order to be prepared for the upcoming chilly nights, furnace or heat pump maintenance tasks should be performed.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Like all HVAC systems, proper maintenance is the key to keeping a heat pump in good working order. In fact, a severely neglected heat pump consumes 10% to 25% more energy than a well-maintained system.
Changing the filter and cleaning the system are the most common maintenance tasks that you can do. Dirty filters, fans, and coils prevent airflow, which can damage the compressor and hinder system performance. Keeping these components clean ensures that the system operates as it should. Also, it’s essential to make sure that the outdoor unit is free of clutter and vegetation. Cleaning the return and supply registers is important as well.
Similarly, your furnace consumes extra fuel and becomes less efficient when it’s dirty. You can save a lot of money on energy bills and avoid costly repairs when you regularly service your furnace.
There are three basic components that you need to keep clean: the motor, the blower, and the filter. You should clean or replace the filter at the beginning of the cool season. Then, clean or replace it once a month to prevent debris and dirt buildup in the blower. Along with keeping your home cleaner, it also avoids damaging the blower. In addition, it’s important to periodically clean the duct system to improve furnace efficiency and indoor air quality.
Professional Furnace or Heat Pump Maintenance
HVAC systems are complex machines with a lot of interconnected components. Even with regular do-it-yourself maintenance, your furnace or heat pump will need professional maintenance services. Having a professional perform maintenance can avoid unexpected breakdowns. You can check out Crest Air’s maintenance program page or call (520) 485-3164 to learn more.