Heat Pumps, Planned Maintenance, Service & Maintenance
With Oklahoma’s fall and winter months approaching, preventive maintenance and inspection of your home’s heat pump system will help avoid expensive repairs in the cold season ahead. You'll also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your system is working at optimum efficiency, thereby saving you money. Here are a few do-it-yourself steps you can perform to ensure long-term efficiency:
Begin the inspection and cleaning of your heat pump by switching off power to both your inside and outdoor systems. The inspection and cleaning of your heat pump are the only times power should be shut off.
Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature; regulating the temperature helps your heat pump perform the most efficiently.
Clean or replace your air filters once every one to three months.
Drain the condensate pan and clean the trap once every one to three months.
If your system’s indoor coils are accessible, check them every month and clean when necessary.
To achieve peak airflow from your air registers, make sure they are not blocked by furniture or other objects.
Check and clean the area in and around your heat pump’s outdoor system, keeping the area clear of leaves, grass clippings and other debris.
If you notice unusual sounds emanating from your heat pump, it isn’t performing to your expectation or you are not confident in performing the above steps, call your heat pump contractor for further inspection. In fact, professional heat pump maintenance should be performed annually. This annual service should include:
Lubrication of motors
Belt check for tension and proper operation
Inspection of ducts for leakage and airflow
Change of filters
Cleansing of blower and coils
Inspection of the refrigerant charge
Tightening of electrical terminal connections and the application of non-conductive coatings, if necessary
If you need heat pump maintenance in the Broken Arrow and Tulsa metro area, our NATE-certified technicians are always ready to help. For an expert consultation, contact Air Assurancetoday.Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). Air Assurance services Tulsa, Broken Arrow and the surrounding areas. Visit our websiteto see our current promotionsand get started today! Photo courtesy ofShutterstock.
NATE Certification, Technicians
An HVAC contractor should always be on the cutting edge when it comes to the latest in industry technology and techniques. With quality service being the top priority, it’s important that an HVAC contractor continually train technicians to ensure long-term customer satisfaction on each and every job. That’s why we at Air Assurance are committed to ensuring that our technicians have the necessary knowledge and expertise to properly serve the residents of the Tulsa Metropolitan area.It all begins with inhouse training. Here, our technicians not only have access to comprehensive technical training materials, but they have the direction and supervision of dedicated inhouse training and safety directors. Coordinated training onsite allows us to monitor the progress of our technicians and ensure that they are taking the appropriate measures to improve their knowledge base and perfect hands-on techniques and safety procedures.To ensure that our technicians perform up to industry standards and stay abreast of the latest in HVAC technological advances, we’ve also proudly affiliated ourselves with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). With members in all 50 states and access to industry experts worldwide, the ACCA provides consultation, training and education in several aspects of the HVAC business. It can also help consumers in their search for the most qualified area contractors.One of the ACCA recommendations for choosing a qualified HVAC contractor is NATE certification. NATE, or North American Technician Excellence, is a third-party non-profit recognized industry-wide for its rigorous examination and certification of qualified HVAC technicians. If your HVAC contractor is using NATE-certified technicians, you can rest assured that they have proven their knowledge and expertise of the most modern heating and cooling systems.Through our inhouse training programs, ACCA affiliation and NATE certification, Air Assurance defines HVAC expertise for the Tulsa Metro area. If you have questions regarding your heating and cooling systems, our highly-trained, NATE-certified technicians are always standing by to serve your needs. For an expert consultation, contact Air Assurance today!Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here. Air Assurance services Tulsa, Broken Arrow and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website or see our current promotions.