With the relatively moderate climate in Charleston, South Carolina, throughout much of the year, many locals rely on heat pumps to provide efficient heating and cooling as the seasons change. Like any other component of an HVAC system, a heat pump requires some maintenance. It’s best to have maintenance completed in the spring and fall.

Twice-Annual Tuneups

Your heat pump should be tuned up twice a year. Before the hot season hits, make sure to schedule a maintenance service to ensure your heat pump can maintain a comfortable atmosphere in your home. Schedule the second annual tuneup in the fall so it’s ready to move heat into your home when the temperature drops. Twice-annual tuneups will help you be sure your heating and cooling system can operate efficiently throughout all four seasons.

Since a heat pump transfers heat out of your home during the summer and moves heat in during the winter, it doesn’t really get much downtime the way a furnace or air conditioner does as the seasons change. For this reason, it is especially important to keep up with regular maintenance. This will ensure everything is working properly and the heating and cooling system can keep up with the weather shifts.

Tuning Up a Heat Pump

During a routine maintenance service, an HVAC technician will tackle a list of critical tasks. These include cleaning the indoor and outdoor components, checking all electrical wiring and connections, lubricating any moving parts, and testing the thermostat. He or she will also check the airflow and temperature to make sure it is providing sufficient air and warming up or cooling down your home as it properly should. 

The technician may also visually inspect your air ducts, check the refrigerant level in the heat pump, and tighten any mounts or other mechanical components that may have come loose.

Routine maintenance is the best way to keep your heat pump running smoothly. Schedule your tuneup by calling AC Heating and Air Conditioning Services at 843-277-9928.