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Constantly monitoring the heat pump in your La Quinta, CA, home is essential because it helps you spot nuisances like accumulated dust and defects like low refrigerant levels early on before they fester. If these issues are not corrected promptly, they can significantly affect the performance of your heat pump, causing it to break down prematurely. The following are great tips that can help you increase your heat pump’s life expectancy. .

1. Replace the Air Filters Regularly

Air filters are responsible for trapping dust, dirt, and other pollutants in the air. Failure to regularly replace your air filters may cause them to clog. This results in reduced airflow to your heat pump, which may cause your system to overheat.

Overheating, in turn, causes damage to some components of your heat pump, such as the compressor, electrical wiring, and fan motor. If left unattended, this may cause your heat pump to break down completely. Therefore, it is necessary to have your filters replaced at least every three months by a skilled HVAC technician to protect your heat pump from unnecessary damage.

2. Clean the Condenser Coils Frequently

Dirty condenser coils hinder the transfer of heat from your home to the outside environment and may lead to premature heat pump failure. This is because of the strain caused on other parts of the system due to the accumulated dirt that prevents the heat pump from working normally.

By scheduling professional HVAC maintenance, an HVAC technician will safely and efficiently clean all the dirt and dust off your coils. This facilitates proper regulation of cool air in your La Quinta home throughout the summer.

3. Regularly Clean the Area Around Your Heat Pump

Overgrown vegetation and dirt around your heat pump are potential attractions for pests like mice and squirrels. These animals can invade your heat pump system and destroy some components like wires.

These animals can also nestle inside the system, thus obstructing your heat pump’s performance. As a mitigation measure, you should regularly clean your heating system and trim shrubs and other vegetation to a width and height of at least 18 inches on all sides of the heat pump. This helps protect your outdoor unit from damage.

Contact Vic’s Air Conditioning Service today to schedule quality heat pump repair services. Our technicians are fully trained, highly experienced, and certified to perform high-end services on all major heat pump brands.

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