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The Importance of Keeping Your Heat Pump Clean

When was the last time that you cleaned your heat pump? For many American homeowners, the heat pump may never have been cleaned while living at the home. It's something that many homeowners overlook, but it can lead to costly heat pump repairs. Besides preventing problems, here are 4 other benefits of keeping your heat pump clean:

 

Increased Energy Efficiency

Homeowners who clean their heat pump on a regular basis find that their system tends to work more efficiently. Why is this the case? Because when dirt and other debris gets into your pump, it can block the system and make it very difficult to ensure that the system operates properly. By removing the dirt clogging the system, it will be able to pump everything through the system unhindered.


Decreased Utility Bills

As a product of increased energy efficiency, you can also notice a difference in your utility bills. When the system is working as efficiently as possible, your energy consumption will decrease. You'll notice this difference on your bills. On the other hand, if your energy bills have increased lately, one of the causes of this could be a clogged heat pump.


Lengthened Equipment Lifespan

When you take care of your vehicle and make sure that you get tune-ups on a regular basis, your vehicle will function better and last longer. Same goes for your heat pump.


When you take care of your heat pump and clean it on a regular basis, your equipment will last longer. You'll keep your equipment in good condition and protect the components from excessive wear and tear. After you've cleaned the pump thoroughly, service the rest of it. You can change the filter, trim plants around it, charge the refrigerant levels, seal the ductwork, and complete other steps to keep it in great condition.


Improved Home Comfort

As your heat pump stays in good condition, you'll notice a better heating and cooling output from the system. This will keep your home more comfortable for you to enjoy. To make sure that your heat pump is cleaned properly, don't forget to check for blockages at the supply register.


If it's been awhile since the last time you cleaned your heat pump, the time to take care of this heat pump repair problem is now. The professionals at Shriver Mechanical, Inc. can help you clear any blockages that might be in your pump and repair any problems that the blockage caused. Contact us today to schedule a time to come to your home and work on it, so you can start enjoying the benefits of a clean heat pump.