Save money, save the planet
The Department of Energy provides lots of information and tips for homeowners collected from national research. In terms of energy usage, The difference between the energy consumption of a properly maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one ranges from 10% to 25%. As utility prices rise in Southern California, this can have a huge impact on your bills each month. Fortunately, the different between maintaining and ignoring your heat pump is a simple one—the Service Genius team is just a call away from performing all the safety and efficiency inspections and repairs you need to enjoy the most from your heat pump year after year. Call today for a free quote or more information about our automatic maintenance plans with a low monthly fee.
What you can do for your heat pump
As a homeowner, you can take preventative steps yourself to get the most efficiency and savings from your system. First, change any filters once a month and get familiar with the manufacturer’s instructions for additional care and maintenance. Based on those instructions, you can contact us to set up a tune-up schedule that fits the needs and warranty requirements of your specific unit.
In between professional inspections, you can also make sure that the vents in your home remain clean, dust-fee, and unobstructed. Make sure the heat pump unit (or any other external units) remain clean and remove dirt or vegetation regularly. Keep pets and children away from all mechanical parts.
What to expect during an inspection
When you schedule a tune-up visit from Service Genius, you can expect our technicians to arrive promptly and professionally, using shoe covers and drop cloths to protect your property while we perform a system inspection. Overall, we always look for ways to improve the efficiency and safety of both your heating and cooling systems, but here a few things that must be routinely checked on your heat pump according to the Department of Energy.
- Inspect ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for dirt and other obstructions
- Diagnose and seal duct leakage
- Verify adequate airflow by measurement
- Verify correct refrigerant charge by measurement
- Check for refrigerant leaks
- Inspect electric panels to ensure clean and tight connections with intact nonconductive coating
- Lubricate motors and inspect belts for tension and wear
- Verify safe and accurate thermostat operation