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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips for Optimal Performance

Having a warm home can be a real comfort no matter the time of year, but as serious winter weather approaches, you are likely to use your system more frequently. Regular heat pump maintenance can not only prevent unexpected breakdowns but also save you money on energy bills.

In today’s blog, our comfort pros will help you spot early signs of trouble and prepare for everything Calgary weather has to throw at you.

checking on a heat pump

The Importance of Heating Maintenance

Regular heat pump and HVAC maintenance can ensure they last long into the future, offering you a high-quality investment in years to come. This is because minor problems often start to escalate, which can then lead to costly heat pump repairs. 

Timely check-ups often spot these earlier, offering you a way to save on energy bills and prevent the shut-off of your heating.

Spotting Early Signs of a Broken Heat Pump

There are several ways to detect if you might be facing a problem before making a full inspection. Some of the most common signs of a broken pump you should look out for include:

  • Unusual noises coming from the pump

  • A sudden increase in energy bills unrelated to the weather

  • Inconsistent heating or cooling

  • Ice appearing on the heat pump during cold weather

  • Condensation on the pump during the summer

  • Frequent resetting ("cycling") of the system 

Proper Heat Pump Care for Calgary's Seasons

Even with many different types of heat pumps available, there are several steps you can take to ensure yours runs at peak efficiency. They include:

  • Inspecting and cleaning filters regularly

  • Clearing the space around any vents or outdoor units

  • Searching for and sealing duct leaks

  • Regular testing of the thermostat

  • Upgrading to a high-quality smart thermostat

  • Scheduling a professional inspection

Boosting Your Device's Energy Efficiency

A more efficient heat pump is likely to last for longer. There will be less wasted energy in the system and so it will not overwork itself providing the same level of comfort.

Ways you can do this include:

  • Using a smart thermostat to optimize heating.

  • Cleaning the coils and fans in the heat pump.

  • Ensuring the system has enough refrigerant.

  • Insulating your home to prevent excess heat loss.

Leverage Local Heat Pump Maintenance Expertise with Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

Engaging in heat pump maintenance is your ticket to a warm and more energy-efficient home. If you are still unsure of what to do, though, even with the above advice, we would be more than happy to help.

Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning has experts ready to ensure your heat pump and HVAC system get the attention they need. Visit our site and give us a call to ensure you are not left without heating on a bitterly cold day ever again. Say goodbye to the fear of a cold winter, as we have you covered.



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