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Essential Heat Pump Maintenance Tips for Winter, pt. 2

uitkuryjIn our last post, we talked about two essential maintenance tasks that need to be completed to prepare your heat pump for the winter months. Our HVAC contractor in Yorktown, VA also performs two additional tasks to make sure that your heat pump will work efficiently through the coldest time of the year – ensuring optimum comfort for you and your family.


The thermostat is the main control for your heat pump, and an essential part of the maintenance process. Make sure all the wiring connections are tight and that the thermostat is level. Even if your heat pump is working properly, a failed thermostat could cause big problems.


There are also a few additional tasks that your HVAC contractor will perform during winter preparation maintenance, including:

  • Ensuring that the system is turned on at the thermostat and the gauges on the condensing unit are hooked up.
  • Troubleshooting issues with the refrigeration system, and ensure that the refrigerant is not low.
  • Checking the charge in the system
  • Initiating the defrost cycle
  • Checking that the supplemental heat is working properly

Preventative maintenance can give you peace of mind and save you money on costly repairs in the future. The last thing you want is for you heat pump to break in the middle of wintertime, so contact Comfortable Climate Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule a free estimate for your winter heat pump maintenance.

Essential Heat Pump Maintenance Tips for Winter, pt. 1

iytkuryoulNow that colder weather is upon us, you have a ton of things to do. Preparing your home for winter is important in order to keep you and your family comfortable and safe. Making sure that your heat pump receives proper maintenance for winter is one of the most important steps of the winterizing process. You depend on your heat pump for providing comfortable temperatures in both summer and winter – it does a ton of work. This can mean that parts of your heat pump may wear out faster than other, more seasonal, equipment.  Here are some quick tips for performing preventative maintenance on your heat pump.

Indoor Unit

A full inspection of the indoor unit on your heat pump should be performed in preparation for winter. During this inspection you should make sure the air filter, indoor coil, and drain pan are clean. The professional HVAC contractor at Comfortable Climate Heating & Air Conditioning will also flash and clean the drain line and perform a variety of other maintenance tasks to ensure that your indoor unit is running properly.

Outdoor Unit

Heat pumps consist of two units, one outside and one inside. It is essential that you perform Maintenance on both units to ensure that your heat pump is working efficiently. Your HVAC contractor will check the wiring connections and insulation as well as the fan blade, base pan drain holes, and condensing fan motor.

Comfortable Climate Heating & Air Conditioning is available to perform heat pump maintenance in Newport News, VA and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate.