How to Transition a Heat Pump from Hot to Cold
As warmer temperatures approach, you will need to transition your heat pump from being a heat source to one that cools. It is time to schedule maintenance before temperatures get too high and you need your system to function properly.
Maintenance Tasks for the Homeowner
- Replace the air filter.
- Remove any growth from a two to three foot area around the outdoor section of your heat pump.
- Clean out the coils before cold weather makes this difficult.
- Check your thermostat settings and adjust for cold weather.
- Flush and clean the drain line. Remember to prime the trap, if necessary.
- If your unit is electric, check all of the wiring for discoloration and heat damage.
Maintenance Tasks for Answer Professionals
- An Answer tech will check the refrigerant to ensure there is a safe level.
- Electrical connections will be inspected to check for exposed wiring or loose connections.
- Blower motor should be oiled. Blower wheels should be inspected for balance.
- We will check the energy efficiency of your unit. If any problems are present, they should be repaired before operating the heating system.
- One of our Answer SOS technicians will check and clean the evaporator coils.
Transitioning your heat pump to cool for spring and summer by performing the necessary maintenance tasks will minimize the risk of a breakdown, improve indoor air quality, and extend the life of your system components.
Call Answer Heating & Cooling today for maintenance or to repair your heat pump before summer. If you are in Saginaw, Midland, Freeland or any of the surrounding communities call us today or check out our service area page for more information. If you don’t see your city call us to find out if we cover your area.