A key reason many South Jersey homeowners opt to install a heat pump in their homes is that it’s a single system for both heating and cooling. And though preventative maintenance is important for all heating and cooling systems, it’s especially critical for heat pumps since they work year-round and are subject to more regular wear and tear.
As we transition from winter to spring, there are a few key steps Jersey homeowners can take to ensure their heat pump runs optimally and efficiently in the warmer months ahead. Read on to learn more about heat pump maintenance for spring from the trusted experts at Bovio Rubino Service that know New Jersey heating and cooling, like nobody’s business.
DIY Spring Heat Pump Maintenance
There are some components of spring heat pump maintenance that homeowners can do themselves. Here are a few key spring maintenance tasks for homeowners:
- Remove any debris or obstructions surrounding the outdoor unit, leaving at least 18 inches of space to ensure proper airflow.
- Keep an eye on nearby plants and foliage as they begin to grow during the spring. Keep them trimmed back to maintain adequate room for airflow.
- Change or clean your heat pump’s air filter each month.
Regular Preventative Maintenance
Though there are some tasks that homeowners can perform themselves when it comes to spring HVAC maintenance, others are best left to the experts, like the team at Bovio Rubino Service. As mentioned earlier, since your heat pump runs year-round and is a single system for both heating and cooling, regularly-scheduled tune-ups are key.
During a tune-up with Bovio Rubino Service, one of our specially trained technicians will carefully inspect every component of your heat pump system–including the ducts, blower, filters, and coil–to ensure each is working optimally. By conducting regular tune-ups, our technicians can identify and diagnose problems early, so they don’t worsen or cause more significant problems down the line.
Many homeowners wonder when it’s best to schedule a heat pump tune-up. A good rule of thumb is to schedule preventative maintenance once before heating season and once before cooling season. In other words, spring and fall are optimal. By scheduling a tune-up during each of these seasons, homeowners can rest assured that their heat pump will work properly and efficiently when under heavy use during summer and winter.
Schedule a Heat Pump Tune-Up with Bovio Rubino Service Today
With warmer days ahead, spring is a great time to schedule a heat pump tune-up with Bovio Rubino Service. For nearly five decades, we’ve been providing HVAC services–including installation, maintenance, and repair–to homeowners in our South Jersey community. Get in touch to schedule a tune-up today, and ensure your heat pump keeps your home comfortable as efficiently as possible this spring.