Spring is here, and as the weather continues to warm, homeowners from Quincy, MA to Portsmouth, NH are getting ready to turn their heat pumps from heating to cooling mode, so they can continue to take advantage of the energy savings and high efficiency of heat pump technology.
But just like any heating and cooling system (even the ones that lower your utility bills and deliver home comfort all year long!), your Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps will benefit you most when you schedule regular preventative maintenance and tune-ups. Here are a few of the things both you and an experienced heat pump service technician will want to check before air conditioning season begins this year.
1. Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean and Clear
The outdoor portion of your Mitsubishi Electric ductless mini split heat pump is called the condenser, and it needs to be kept free and clear of debris and dirt to operate properly. One easy thing homeowners can do is to make sure that leaves, fallen branches, and high grasses or plants don’t cover or obstruct their outdoor unit.
2. Change Your Air Filters
Changing your air filters shouldn’t just be a once a year occurrence. Air filters help keep your indoor air quality high, removing pollutants and unhealthy particles from the air in your home and making it safe and healthy for your family. For best results, filters should be cleaned or replaced at least every one to three months of use. Dirty air filters can decrease efficiency and lead to breakdowns, not to mention poor indoor air.
3. Check Your Condensate Drain
Like air conditioners, heat pumps also act as dehumidifiers, removing humidity from the air. The excess moisture from your mini split collects into a drain pan and eventually runs down a condensate line that was drilled through the exterior of your home when your Mitsubishi Electric mini split was installed. However, if your condensate line becomes clogged or blocked up, it could lead to water damage or ice buildup on your mini split’s coils that can cause serious issues.
It’s easy to check to see if any water is dripping out of your condensate line (a good sign it’s working!), but harder to actually diagnose the underlying problem and fix it. That’s just one of the reasons why a professional heat pump spring maintenance call is so beneficial for your home.
Schedule Your Spring Mini Split Tune-Up Today
As a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor, Kearney HVAC’s team of mini split heat pump installation and maintenance experts have the experience and knowledge to make sure your mini split is in good shape to deliver whole home comfort (at a low energy cost!) throughout the cooling season. We’ll thoroughly inspect your system, looking as much for current problems as trying to anticipate where future ones could develop.
Maintenance calls are often much less expensive than having to pay for expensive emergency repair in the future, and can extend the lifespan of your Mitsubishi Electric mini splits, giving you years and years of reliable comfort and operation.
Are Tune-Ups and Maintenance Safe During the Coronavirus Crisis?
Keeping our customers and our employees safe and healthy is our number one priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kearney HVAC is taking additional cautions to lower the risk of exposing you to a sick employee (or one of our employees to a sick customer), including strict health monitoring and safety protocol.
Most of a tune-up and safety inspection involves work on the outside of your home, minimizing our presence in your house, but we want to make sure you feel 100% comfortable with our technicians, so please read over our coronavirus/COVID-19 response page for more details, and give our office a call if you have any further questions.