How and When to Get Your Heat Pump Ready for Summer

We’re quickly careening into summer here in Oregon City, and with the influx of sunshine and water vapor in the air, things will start to get a bit sticky. If you own a heat pump, is it ready to take on the summer heat? Should you wait to tune it up for summer, or is now the ideal time? We often field such questions from homeowners in our service area, and we can do the same for you. Here is some info to get you started, but give us a call here at The Clean Air Act when you’re ready for your heat pump maintenance

  • Now or never. It’s the first week of May and temperatures have begun to soar. In general, it’s important to wait until the temperature hits 70 degrees to have your system tuned-up. In general, it’s important that your system be maintained on a biannual basis (once in the fall and once in the spring) so that it’s ready for you when you need it most. Don’t wait! It could lead to discomfort and frustration in a few months.
  • Clear outside debris away from unit. During the off season, various things can infiltrate your outdoor compressor/condenser unit, including twigs, branches, leaves, dirt, vegetation, and mulch, among others. By making sure your system has the space it needs to breathe, you’ll ensure an effective system.
  • Clean air filters. The air filters installed at one or more points in your heating and cooling system are designed to protect your components from accumulating dust and other debris. Once they get stuck on the coil or within the motor components, they can do some serious damage. Keep your air filter clean to ensure safe operation of your heat pump all summer long.
  • Pro heat pump maintenance is critical! A careful inspection, cleaning, and tune-up of your heat pump by a trained expert can go a long way toward making sure that your system is ready to deliver crisp, cool air.

Call us today for all of your heat pump service needs! 

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