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Heat Pump Maintenance For Home Owners

Like any heating or cooling system, proper heat pump maintenance is the key to efficient operation.

If your home is equipped with a heat pump, or you're considering having one installed, use the heat pump maintenance tips below to help keep your system running smoothly.

  • Clean or change your filters once a month or as needed.
  • Maintain the system according to your Trane manual.
  • Clean outdoor coils whenever they appear dirty.
  • Remove foliage and clutter from around the outdoor unit.
  • Clean the supply and return registers in your home and straighten their fins if bent.

Comfort Specialist's Heat Pump Maintenance Checklist

You should have a Trane Comfort Specialist perform heat pump preventative maintenance at least once a year. Your comfort specialist will follow a heat pump maintenance checklist and inspect the following:

  • Ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for dirt and other obstructions.
  • Duct leakage.
  • Adequate airflow.
  • Correct refrigerant charge.
  • Refrigerant leaks.
  • Electric terminals, and, if necessary, clean and tighten connections, and apply nonconductive coating.
  • Lubricate motors, and inspect belts for tightness and wear.
  • Correct electric control, making sure that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa.
  • Correct thermostat operation.

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