5 Easy Ways to Extend Heat Pump Lifespan

A heat pump is a major investment in your St. Cloud, FL home, so you naturally want yours to last as long as possible. While the average lifespan is 15 years, it could last 20 or more if you take good care of it. There are five easy ways to help extend its lifespan.

Change the Air Filter

A dirty air filter makes your HVAC system work harder, which shortens its lifespan. You should inspect the filter every month and replace it when it’s dirty. This may be every 30 days if you have pets or poor indoor air quality.

Keep Your Heat Pump Clean

Your heat pump works best when it’s not partially covered in leaves and branches. Clear shrubs and grass at least 3 feet from it. During the winter, clear snow and ice from it.

Schedule Preventative Maintenance

Having an HVAC technician perform preventive maintenance on your heat pump is critical to its lifespan. Since it gets the most use in summer and winter, schedule maintenance in the fall and spring. The technician will check for small issues that cause your HVAC system to experience a shortened lifespan.

Proper Insulation

If your home isn’t properly insulated, your heat pump works harder than it needs to. Have the insulation in your crawlspace and attic checked to see if there is enough.

Have Your Ducts Inspected

Many homes in St. Cloud, FL have ducts with holes and gaps in them. This can cause up to 30% of air in them to escape into unconditioned areas of your home. It’s best to have a professional determine if there are gaps in ductwork and to perform repairs, if needed.

Your Heat Pump Experts in St. Cloud, FL

Frank’s Air Conditioning in St. Cloud, FL is here to help with the HVAC system services you need. If you’d like to schedule heat pump maintenance, please get in touch with Frank’s Air Conditioning today.

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