Greensboro, NC, has hot and humid summers, and you depend on the cooling functions of your heat pump for relief. The best way to avoid comfort disruptions is to schedule a heat pump tune-up now. Here are some of the ways that heat pump maintenance will keep you cool this summer.
Optimize Air Flow
Dirty air filters impede the flow of cool air into your living spaces. This causes your home to be too warm or have inconsistent temperatures from one room to another. A dirty air filter also decreases the heat pump’s energy efficiency. According to the Department of Energy, keeping up with heat pump tune-ups could save 10 to 25 percent on your summertime cooling costs. Our technicians change the air filter during your spring tune-up, which helps ensure that every room had a steady flow of cooled air and maintains consistent temperatures.
Improve Indoor Humidity Control
Your heat pump not only cools your air in the summertime, it also lowers the indoor humidity. A well-maintained heat pump does an excellent job at maintaining a comfortable humidity level. A lower indoor humidity level feels cooler on your skin. You could even set the thermostat a few degrees higher. You’d still be comfortable, and your energy costs will be lower. Lower indoor humidity levels also improve your home’s indoor air quality by discouraging biologic growth.
A Tune-Up Prevents System Breakdowns
During a tune-up, our technicians check every part of your heat pump. We clean the condensate line, coils and fins, removing dust and obstructions that could cause the heat pump to shut down. We also check the seals, sensors and wiring for excess wear and tear. By taking care of a minor problem during your tune-up, we often prevent costly heat pump repairs and comfort disruptions later in the summer.
To find out more about the ways heat pump maintenance can benefit your home this summer, check out Air Treatment Inc.’s heat pump tune-up services, or call us for additional info.