Cleaning or changing the air filter is one of easiest and most cost effective ways to keep your heat pump in good working order. If you’re like most Americans and use your heat pump on a regular basis, you may need to clean or change the filter about once a month. However, if you only use your system periodically, you can safely change it every three months.
Below are a few other basic heat pump maintenance tips homeowners can use to keep a heat pump system running smoothly. Keep in mind that in addition to these home maintenance tips, you should also schedule a comprehensive annual maintenance checkup with your local American Standard Customer Care dealer.
Heat pump maintenance checklist
To keep your heat pump running smoothly and efficiently, follow these steps:
- Remove foliage and outdoor debris from around the outdoor unit.
- Clean or change your filters once a month or as needed.
- Clean outdoor coils whenever they appear dirty.
- Clean the supply and return registers in your home.
Professionally heat pump maintenance
For a comprehensive annual heat pump maintenance check, contact your local American Standard Customer Care dealer. In addition to following these basic heat pump maintenance tips, your local American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Dealer will look for issues like obstructions, refrigerants leaks, correct thermostat operation and the electrical wiring of the system, and can assess your entire HVAC system to make sure your home stays comfortable year-round.