Tips for Winterizing a Heat Pump
A heat pump is a great way to keep your home comfortable all winter. But just like any other equipment, a heat pump needs a little TLC to stay in tip-top shape. That’s why it’s important to winterize your heat pump before the cold weather hits. Luckily, winterizing a heat pump is easy and only takes a few simple steps.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
To start, you’ll need to clean the outdoor unit of your heat pump. This is important because dirt and debris can build up over time, making it harder for your heat pump to do its job.
Inspect the Filters and Replace Them if Necessary
Next, you’ll need to inspect the filters on your heat pump and replace them if necessary. Dirty filters can restrict airflow and make your heat pump work harder than it needs to. Depending on the type of filter your heat pump uses, you may be able to clean it and reuse it.
Add Insulation to the Outdoor Unit
Another way to help winterize your heat pump is by adding insulation to the outdoor unit and protecting the unit from freezing temperatures. You can find insulation designed explicitly for outdoor units at most home improvement stores.
Have a Professional Inspect and Maintain Your Heat Pump Before Arrives
Finally, the best way to winterize your heat pump is to have a professional inspect and tune up your heat pump before winter sets in. This will help ensure that your heat pump is running properly and can help prevent problems down the road.
At Savannah Air Factory, we offer comprehensive heat pump maintenance services to prepare your heat pump for winter. We’ll start by inspecting your heat pump and making any necessary repairs. We’ll then clean the unit and test it to ensure it’s running correctly. And finally, we’ll add any insulation needed to help protect your heat pump from the cold weather.
In addition to heat pump maintenance services, we repair and install heating systems. We also provide cooling and indoor air quality services in Savannah and the surrounding area. Contact our team today to set up an appointment.