Appliance and Air Care Experts has certified technicians to take care of your AC installation near Rockwall TX.
Air Conditioning | Heating | Major Appliances
in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall Counties
For Immediate Service
(972) 771-5987
2701 Fondren Dr. #133 Dallas, TX 75206

Heat Pump Operation & Maintenance

Appliance and Air Care Experts has certified technicians to take care of your AC installation near Rockwall TX.
Services Offered
  • Air Cleaners and Air Filters
  • Air Conditioning Repair
  • Air Conditioning and Heating Replacement
  • Appliance Repair
  • Attic Insulation
  • Carbon Monoxide Testing
  • Duct Cleaning
  • Duct Repair or Replacement
  • Heating Repair
  • Humidifiers
  • UV Lighting
  • Thermostats
  • Zoning Systems
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Expert Air Conditioning Service and Installations for residents of the Texas Counties of Dallas, Collin, and Rockwall


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Operating and Maintaining Your Heat Pump

Proper operation of your heat pump will save energy. Do not set back the heat pump's thermostat if it causes the backup heating to come on -- backup heating systems are usually more expensive to operate. Continuous indoor fan operation can degrade heat pump performance unless your system uses a high-efficiency, variable-speed fan motor. Operate the system on the "auto" fan setting on the thermostat.

Like all heating and cooling systems, proper maintenance is key to efficient operation. The difference between the energy consumption of a well-maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one ranges from 10% to 25%.

Clean or change filters once a month or as needed, and maintain the system according to manufacturer's instructions. Dirty filters, coils, and fans reduce airflow through the system. Reduced airflow decreases system performance and can damage your system's compressor. Clean outdoor coils whenever they appear dirty; occasionally, turn off power to the fan and clean it; remove vegetation and clutter from around the outdoor unit. Clean the supply and return registers in your home, and straighten their fins if bent.

You should also have a professional technician service your heat pump at least every year. The technician can do the following:

  • Inspect ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for dirt and other obstructions
  • Diagnose and seal duct leakage
  • Verify adequate airflow by measurement
  • Verify correct refrigerant charge by measurement
  • Check for refrigerant leaks
  • Inspect electric terminals, and, if necessary, clean and tighten connections, and apply nonconductive coating
  • Lubricate motors, and inspect belts for tightness and wear
  • Verify correct electric control, making sure that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa
  • Verify correct thermostat operation.

DOE - U.S. Department of Energy

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