Is your heat pump ready for winter in Jacksonville, FL? As a rule of thumb, you need to schedule a professional tune-up every fall and spring. Below are some of the reasons a fall tune-up is necessary.
Avoid Breakdowns During Winter
During a fall tune-up, your HVAC professional inspects all the aspects of the outdoor and indoor components. This ensures that the heat pump is in good condition to operate efficiently through the winter. If there are components that need repair or replacement, the service technician will recommend the necessary steps.
With regular tune-ups, chances are you’ll never have to stay in the cold or request emergency services. HVAC service technicians are very busy during winter, dealing with system breakdowns, and you probably don’t want to wait for days or even weeks to get your home warmed back up.
Increase Heating System Efficiency
Dirt and debris that accumulate in the ducts and vents slow down the airflow. As such, the heat pump has to work harder to reach the temperature set on the thermostat, thus consuming more energy.
Most of the other tasks done during a fall tune-up ensure the system runs efficiently. These include:
- Inspecting the ductwork for leaks.
- Testing the insulation of your home and ducts.
- Testing the thermostat and other system controls.
- Checking the lubrication of parts.
- Cleaning or changing the air filter.
Enhance Indoor Air Quality
Finally, with better airflow, enhanced system efficiency and cleaner ducts, your indoor air quality will improve. You’ll have fewer issues with pollen, pet dander, dust and debris in your home, easing allergies and other potential complications. Plus, with a new filter, the likelihood of anything entering your home is much lower.
Our HVAC experts can help tune up your system and get it ready for the chillier months. Call Cool Connections, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL, and schedule fall maintenance or request other heating and air conditioning services.
Image provided by iStock