It may be time for your St Louis heat pump maintenance appointment — often a requirement to maintain the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty. If you haven’t had your heat pump serviced since it was installed, you are overdue! Get started with a trusted St Louis Heat Pump company!
For immediate booking of your next Heat Pump Tune Up Appointment, call Hoffmann Brothers today at 314-664-3011 for exceptional service.
The Importance of Regular Heat Pump Maintenance
Annual heat pump maintenance is recommended if your household uses it as a supplemental heating and cooling system. If the heat pump is your primary HVAC system, biannual maintenance is recommended, as the weather turns from hot to cold or cold to hot.
In between heat pump maintenance visits, you should change the filters monthly. Clean the unit’s coils and clear any vegetation growing or debris gathering as you notice it.
Why is Maintenance Needed?
Electric heat pump maintenance is important to keep the performance and efficiency of your heat pump at the optimum level. According to The US Department of Energy, “The difference between the energy consumption of a well-maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one ranges from 10% to 25%.”
Regular heat pump maintenance also:
- Prevents damage to its parts like the compressor
- Helps avoid potentially costly repairs
- Improves efficiency and performance
- Ensures optimum airflow
- Reduces energy bills
What Happens During a Maintenance Visit?
When you need a tune up for your St. Louis home’s heat pump, a technician from Hoffmann Brothers will follow this checklist:
- Clear ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil of any dirt and debris
- Seal any duct leaks found during inspection
- Check for adequate airflow
- Verify the correct refrigerant charge and check for leaks
- Inspect electric terminals, cleaning and tightening connections, and applying non-conductive coating as needed
- Lubricate the motors, and inspect the belts for tightness and wear
- Verify the correct electric control, making sure that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa
- Confirm thermostat is working properly
Heat Pump Maintenance Near Me
Hoffmann Brothers technicians are available for Mitsubishi heat pump maintenance among other brands throughout the St. Louis area. We also service Geothermal Heat Pumps. You can search “heat pump tune up near me” to find us, or call one of our licensed professionals today at (314) 664-3011 to schedule your heat pump maintenance appointment.
Heat Pump Maintenance FAQs
Yes, routine cleaning of the outdoor coils, clearing debris and vegetation in addition to annual maintenance is advised.
According to the US Department of Energy, you should clean or change the filters once a month (or as needed), and maintain the system consistent with the manufacturer’s instructions.
As a rule of thumb, yes. Your house will retain its heat for several hours after the sun goes down and the temperatures drop (if well-insulated), so there is little point in leaving it on all night. However, having a programmable thermostat will keep you from having to manage when the heat pump is needed. Instead, the heat pump will work when it is needed, according to the thermostat’s temperature reading.
During colder weather, don’t set the thermostat lower than 65. During warm weather, don’t set the thermostat below 70 degrees.
The US Department of Energy notes that you should run on auto and install “(or have a professional install) a programmable thermostat with multistage functions suitable for a heat pump.”
Contact the Premier St. Louis Heat Pump Maintenance Company
For over 40 years, Hoffmann Brothers has proudly installed and serviced plumbing and HVAC systems in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. We are reliable, trained, licensed, and we get the job done fast and done right!
Our service area includes cities in Missouri and Illinois, such as St. Louis, Chesterfield, Brentwood, Clayton, Fenton, Florissant, Kirkwood, St. Peters, St. Charles County, Alton, Belleville, Collinsville, Columbia, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Madison County, St. Clair County, and O’Fallon.