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3 Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Your Heat Pump in Orange, CA

Residents of Orange, CA, who own heat pumps already know about the wonderful advantages these systems offer. It’s obviously to such people’s advantage to extend the service lives of their heat pumps while keeping the overall level of functionality as high as possible. Here are three tips that can help you extend the lifespan of your heat pump:

Schedule Regular Heat Pump Maintenance

While there certainly are things that you can do on your own to prolong your heat pump’s lifespan, you’re probably not going to be able to achieve as much in this regard as a trained HVAC comfort advisor. Just as it is for all other kinds of home comfort systems, regular maintenance is extremely important for heat pumps.

One reason for this is that comfort advisors will be able to spot and repair subtle issues with the system before they become serious enough to cause overt trouble. Another is that when they clean debris out of the compressor, tighten screws and do other maintenance-related work, comfort advisors can counteract the effects of time on your system. We recommend scheduling heat pump maintenance either once or twice per year.

Clean and Replace Your Filters

Your heat pump absolutely needs to have clean and powerful air filters. Without these, your indoor air quality will suffer, and airflow through your system will decline. When the latter happens, overall system efficiency can take a huge hit.

We recommend replacing your filters about once every 60 to 90 days. If you have reusable filters, you should clean them according to this same schedule and replace them annually.

Use Your Ears and Nose

Commonly, when your heat pump is in trouble, it’ll emit either a strange noise or a bizarre smell. If you hear banging or shrieking noises or smell burning or ether-like odors, it’s time to turn off the heat pump and schedule a repair. If you don’t do this, the problem may worsen, resulting in an expensive system breakdown.

Ultimately, if you’re vigilant and responsible, your heat pump should serve your Orange, CA, home for many years. Call Metz Air Control and schedule HVAC services so that we can maximize the life of your system.

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