Transitioning Your Heat Pump from Heat to Cool

Feb 21, 2018 | Heat Pumps

Transitioning Your Heat Pump in Arizona

As warmer Arizona temperatures approach, you will need to transition your heat pump from being a heating source to one that cools. It is time to schedule maintenance before temperatures rise and you need the cooling system to function properly.

Here are some things that you can do at home:

  • Replace the air filter.
  • Remove any growth from a two to three foot area around the outdoor section of your heat pump.
  • Clean out the coils.
  • Check your thermostat settings and adjust for cold weather.
  • Flush and clean the drain line. Remember to prime the trap, if necessary.
  • If your unit uses electric heat, check all of the wiring for discoloration and heat damage.

Here are some things you should leave to the professionals:

  • Have the refrigerant checked to ensure there is a safe level. Refrigerant levels need to remain consistent, even in the cold weather.
  • Electrical connections will be inspected to check for exposed wiring or loose connections.
  • Blower motor should be oiled. Blower wheels should be inspected for balance.
  • A professional will check the energy efficiency of your unit. If any problems are present, they should be repaired before operating the heating system.
  • Check and clean the evaporator coils.

Transitioning your heat pump to cooling for summer, by performing the necessary maintenance tasks will minimize the risk of a breakdown, improve indoor air quality, and extend the life of your system components.

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