What Happens During A Routine Heat Pump Maintenance Call?
Heat pumps provide reliable and cost effective cooling and heating services all year long. They are a high efficiency, energy-saving way to keep our homes in Chicago cool in the summer and warm in the winter. No matter what the temperature may be outdoors, we can always count on our heat pump to keep us comfortable inside.
However, as with any other type of home system, heat pumps must have regular maintenance in order to continue to perform at peak performance levels. Even though the temperatures are still mild, even hot some days, it is important to plan ahead for winter. As you are switching from cooling to heating, it is the opportune time for you to schedule a heat pump maintenance visit so that we can make sure your heat pump is ready just in time for the first snow and ice of the season.
What Happens When We Service Your Heat Pump?
Each heat pump is slightly different and, depending on your home and your circumstances, we may need to do more or less during a service call to inspect and service your heat pump. However, there are basic things services that our heat pump staff do each time they service a heat pump.
- Checking the thermostat: Our technicians inspect the heat pump’s thermostat for proper calibration to ensure that the thermostat is reading temperatures correctly and it is maintaining its connection to the heat pump.
- Refill refrigerant and check pressure: If you do not have the right amount of refrigerant in your system, our technicians will refill the refrigerant as they are checking to insure that it is set at the right pressure to avoid damaging the unit or any of the components.
- Clean the indoor and outdoor coils: We remove and clean each of the indoor and outdoor coils to prevent them from losing their heat absorption and releasing properties. This is a very important step in maintaining a heat pump and some companies hurry through this step in order to save time and money.
- Check and clear the condensate lines: Heat pumps have two sets of condensate drainage lines. If either line develops a blockage, the system could back up and flood the home. Our technicians inspect both lines very carefully to ensure that there are no blockages or problems with the lines.
- Clean and lubricate the motors: In addition to making sure that the heating and cooling components of the heat pump are working correctly, our technicians will inspect the mechanical parts of the heat pump. They will clean and lubricate the internal mechanical parts to avoid too much stress being placed on these parts causing them to overheat or lock down.
- Electric systems check – We must also check the electrical system to make sure that there are no problems here that would cause the heat pump to malfunction or shut down.
- Test airflow: Last but not least, our trained technicians turn the heat pump on and use sensors to ensure that airflow is normal and within the expected range for a unit of that size.
Expert Heat Pump Installation, Repair and Maintenance in the Chicagoland Area
24 Heating & Cooling offers emergency heat pump repair in Bridgeview, Oak Lawn, Burbank, Cicero and Palos Hills. If you need a new heat pump, we have financing available. Our fast service guarantees that you will not have to wait long to be comfortable in your home again.