Fall Maintenance for Your Heat Pump
All HVAC systems require regular maintenance to keep them in prime working condition and to promote longer lifespans. Your heat pump is no different. It needs both fall and spring maintenance when you use it as both your heating and cooling source. And now is the perfect time to schedule your appointment for fall maintenance––before the temperatures drop here in Wichita, KS. Our Welch’s Heating & Air team is ready and prepped to come out to your home and get your heat pump in shape to keep you warm during the upcoming cooler weather.
You have heard it’s good for your heat pump to have fall maintenance, but does it really make that much of a difference? Absolutely! When you stay up to date with your heat-pump care, you can realize several benefits. One such advantage is lower energy costs. When your heat pump is cleaned and checked, all system parts run how they are designed to run, without undue stress, so your heat pump is not working harder. When it works harder, it uses more energy, costing you more.
Another benefit is less unexpected costly repairs. When one of our professional technicians is regularly checking your system, any parts that are wearing or in need of repair will be noted at your appointment. They can be replaced in a timely and scheduled manner, avoiding your heat pump breaking down and you paying after-hour costs to fix it.
A long-term perk that comes along with regularly maintained equipment is a longer lifespan. When your heat pump is well taken care of, just like anything else, it will last you longer. This means replacing it will come later rather than sooner, saving you money yet again.
What You Can Do on Your Own
While we strongly recommend having a professional perform your fall maintenance, there are some tasks you can do on your own throughout the year to help. These are pretty straightforward jobs, but if you would like some guidance from us or would simply prefer us to do them, do not hesitate to contact us:
• Change or clean your filters regularly (we recommend monthly)
• Dust and clean your supply and return registers regularly
• Remove all foliage, debris, and any other obstructions from around the outdoor unit, keeping everything at a minimum 18-inch distance from it
• Clean outdoor coils whenever dirty
Having regularly scheduled maintenance on your home’s heat pump, especially at the beginning of change of seasons like summer to fall, is one of the wisest decisions to make. You will receive benefits far outweighing the cost of the appointment. Call us at Welch’s Heating & Air today at 316-733-1600 to schedule your fall maintenance appointment.
Welch's Heating & Air is proud to offer HVAC services to Wichita, Andover, Augusta, Towanda, El Dorado, Rose Hill, Douglas, Derby, Haysville, Goddard and the surrounding communities. Call us at 316-733-1600 or request service online today!