Do Heat Pumps Require More Maintenance?

Do Heat Pumps Require More Maintenance?

A heat pump requires similar maintenance to the traditional combination of an air conditioner with a furnace. Like an air conditioner, a heat pump should be maintained in the spring to ensure the cooling system is performing efficiently. Like a traditional furnace, a heat pump should also be inspected in the fall to test operations on the heating system.

Because heat pumps provide both heating and cooling to your home, the importance of maintaining heat pumps twice per year ensures your home is comfortable and your heat pump is running well.

Benefits of a Heat Pump

Heat pumps offer some key benefits to homeowners. Heat pumps are a solution for both heating and cooling systems. This simplifies maintenance into a single source for climate control within your home. The design improves indoor air quality by filtering outside air before entering your home. Heat pumps minimize harmful emissions because they do not use fossil fuels. Modern heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat homes using electricity. With proper maintenance. heat pumps perform reliably for many years.

Benefits of Heat Pump Maintenance

Professional maintenance with the expert team at Thiele provides peace of mind, prevents breakdowns and maximizes the lifespan of your heat pump. When you schedule heat pump maintenance, our team is dedicated to making sure your heat pump system is running at peak performance.

The key benefits of heat pump maintenance include:

Improved Efficiency

Many people install heat pumps to lower their carbon footprint. Maintenance keeps your heat pump working efficiently. Lowering energy consumption is an important benefit of tune ups.

Lower Energy Bills

Energy efficiency means lower bills. When a heat pump runs in top shape, your home reaches the desired temperature quickly.

Longer Life

A heat pump that runs less frequently and operates efficiently will last longer. Heat pump tune ups identify potential issues and clean components.

Better Air Quality

A clean heat pump provides a better indoor experience. Heat pumps filter outdoor air before it enters your home. This design improves indoor air quality for family members at risk of allergens and respiratory issues. Heat pump servicing with Thiele includes cleaning the systems that deliver indoor air to you.

Signs Your Heat Pump Needs a Tune Up

Thiele offers maintenance plans to simplify scheduling service. Our team sets up spring maintenance and fall service for your heat pump. If you are not sure the last time your heat pump was serviced, contact our team.

The key signs your heat pump needs maintenance include:

Time of Year

The best practice is to set a regular schedule for heat pump service. Heat pump systems should be serviced each spring prior to warm weather and each fall prior to winter cold.

Poor Performance

Uneven temperature distribution throughout your home, short cycling of the heat pump and strange noises from the heat pump are all clear indications to call Thiele in a timely manner.

Higher Energy Use

Sudden spikes in your home’s energy consumption help indicate your heat pump needs some attention. If you reach out to Thiele promptly, our experts may prevent breakdowns and expensive repairs.

What Is Included in a Heat Pump Tune Up?

Thiele’s expert technicians provide thorough inspection, cleaning and calibration of your entire HVAC system during a tune up. When your heat pump is serviced, there are number of important steps, including:

  • Inspecting all ducts and filters for dirt, debris and obstructions
  • Clearing components such as the coil and blower of dirt
  • Inspecting, cleaning and tightening all electrical connections
  • Cleaning around the outdoor unit
  • Testing the refrigerant charge and replacing any lost refrigerant
  • Checking for leaks
  • Lubricating all moving components including motors, pulleys and belts
  • Calibrating the thermostat

Homeowner Maintenance

Between professional maintenance, there are a few things homeowners may maintain themselves, including:

  • Removing snow, foliage and other obstructions from the outdoor condenser
  • Cleaning or changing filters monthly or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Cleaning indoor registers
  • Removing dirt and debris on outdoor coils

Contact Thiele for Heat Pump Maintenance

Whether you join our maintenance plan or prefer to schedule a single tune up, call Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning for heat pump maintenance. Our team is experienced and committed to providing the best maintenance experience in Indianapolis and surrounding communities to ensure you have a well-maintained heat pump.