In Marble Falls, Texas, and the Highland Lakes area, we are blessed with the right climate to be able to take advantage of the energy efficiency of heat pumps. While these dual-purpose heating and cooling systems should receive a professional tune-up at least once per year, there are a few things you can do yourself to keep your heat pump running well. Invest a little time to protect your home and improve your comfort indoors.
Change the Air Filter
One of the easiest heat pump maintenance tasks is to check and replace the HVAC filter. A dirty filter forces the heat pump to work extra hard, which hurts the efficiency and increases your power bills. Summertime electric bills in Central Texas are bad enough; don’t let a clogged HVAC filter push them even higher.
Clear the Condensate Line
Your heat pump has a drain line that can become clogged. If the drain pan under the indoor coils overflows, there could be water damage to your home. The problem can occur with dust, insulation or other debris falling into the pan and blocking the line. This is easy to clean out yourself, but be gentle to avoid breaking or loosening any connections. If you don’t feel comfortable clearing a clog further down the condensate line, schedule a preventive maintenance appointment with a qualified technician.
Keep yard debris cleared away from the outdoor unit. Especially after windstorms, remove any fallen branches and leaves blocking the fins. It’s smart to use a hose to spray away dirt every couple of months or so to keep the equipment cleaner.
Learn more about preventive heat pump maintenance and AC maintenance at the Clendennen Services website or call us at (830) 693-5408. We service all makes and models of HVAC equipment, and you can count on us to keep you comfortable all year long.