Heat Pump Maintenance

Residential Heat Pump Maintenance Services in Pickerington, OH

Season after season, residential heat pump systems work tirelessly throughout Ohio’s most extreme temperatures, providing comfort in our homes. Whether Mother Nature delivers us extreme heat or freezing cold temperatures, our heat pumps take care of us year-round — provided we take care of them. In order to make sure our heat pump equipment runs smoothly and efficiently for years to come — there’s quite simply no substitute for regular maintenance when maintenance is performed by a knowledgeable Pickerington Heating & Cooling technician.

Having seasonal maintenance performed on our heat pumps regularly and consistently every year ensures this dual heating and cooling equipment operates smoothly and far more efficiently. Not only that, however, maintenance also ensures the system will operate much longer while lowering, if not eliminating, the need for repairs made unexpectedly. Overall, seasonal maintenance paves the way for you to have a far more comfortable — and far less expensive — heat pump experience. Learn about our Whole Home Protect Plans!

What is a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps are centralized forced-air systems that operate effectively as both an A/C and a heat source. As such, they have major benefits for homeowners looking for an alternative type of climate control that’s energy efficient and affordable.

How They Work

A heat pump in heating mode operates just like in cooling mode, except that the flow of refrigerant is reversed by the aptly named reversing valve. The flow reversal means that the heating source becomes the outside air (even when outdoor temperatures are low) and the heat energy is released inside the home. The outside coil now has the function of an evaporator, and the indoor coil now has the role of the condenser.

The physics of the process are the same. Heat energy is absorbed in the outdoor unit by cool liquid refrigerant, turning it into cold gas. Pressure is then applied to the cold gas, turning it to hot gas. The hot gas is cooled in the indoor unit by passing air, heating the air and condensing the gas to warm liquid. The warm liquid is relieved of pressure as it enters the outdoor unit, turning it to cool liquid and renewing the cycle. (Source)

Heat Pump Installation Near Pickerington, OH

Heat pumps are reliable ways to cool and heat your home or office, but they do not last forever. The expected lifespan of a heat pump is between 10 and 12 years. If yours is getting close to that point, you will want to start planning for replacement before your system breaks completely, leaving you in a hot and stuffy home.

At PickHeat, we are proud to offer Carrier® heat pumps, among other brands, which are known for their efficiency and reliability. Give us a call to discuss your heat pump replacement needs with our qualified team, and let us help you choose the right heat pump for your needs and budget.

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Heat Pump Maintenance Services in Pickerington, OH

Top Reasons Why Maintenance is Essential

Being regular or consistent with having preventative maintenance performed is a heat pump’s best friend. Below are our Top Reasons Why Heat Pump Maintenance is Essential:

Maximize Energy Efficiency

In order to provide comfort in hot and cold weather, heat pumps utilize a large coil outside and a second coil inside the home to move heat to maintain comfort levels. Because the outdoor coil is subjected to the elements year-round, it gets wet easily and tends to accumulate dust, dirt, debris, and other stuff on its casing. Because the coil inside the house is close to the air handler, condensation forms around it that attract airborne pollutants like dust, mold, pet dander, and mildew.

Because heat pump coils, both inside and out, work best when they are clean, it is important to remember to keep them clean. If you don’t keep your heat pump clean and if you don’t maintain it correctly, it will put needless stress on the equipment. It will need to labor harder to maintain your home heating and cooling needs. This added stress is also hard on the heat pump’s fans, motors and other parts of the system.

Longer Equipment Lifespan

Preventative maintenance is something that should be a part of every homeowner’s home maintenance/home improvement plan. Having a qualified, certified HVAC professional conduct a Heat Pump Tune-Up on your heat pump lengthens the lifespan of the system, enabling it to perform well and last a lot longer than it would without being cared for.

Some other maintenance tips include replacing heat pump air filters and cleaning the system’s coils ensures there’s unobstructed airflow, which prevents wear and tear; Recharging refrigerant levels enables the system to perform like it’s meant to. Heat pumps that are low on the refrigerant struggle to keep up with comfort levels, which can damage the compressor.

Cooling Services

Home Cooling Efficiency Tips for Pickerington, OH Homeowners

We at Pickerington Heating & Cooling hope your family enjoys a relaxing summer in your comfortable sanctuary, tucked away from Ohio’s heat. To add to that comfort, we present some money-saving tips to keep your home cool for less money while increasing the life of your home cooling system:

1.) Utilize Window Coverings

Use your windows to keep out the heat by installing window coverings to prevent heat gain through your windows during the day. Find out about window treatments and coverings that can improve energy efficiency.

2.) Seal Cracks and Openings

Keep that hot air from the outside from leaking inside by sealing cracks and openings in your home, utilizing caulk and weather stripping while keeping your home’s insulation up to par.

3.) Set Your Thermostat Properly

Keep your home warmer than normal while you are away, and lower the thermostat setting once you return home and need cooling. One of our smart thermostat upgrades will do this for you automatically without losing the slightest bit of comfort.

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Looking for financing assistance on your next HVAC repair or installation service? We at Pickerington Heating & Cooling offer a variety of financing options to fit your budget. Learn more about this offer today!

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When a Pickerington Heating & Cooling expert technician arrives at your home, they arrive on time in one of our state-of-the-art service vehicles, which are fully stocked and loaded with all of the best and latest in HVAC technology and replacement parts, such as air filters, gas valves, refrigerant, and more.

Pickerington Heating & Cooling is a leading HVAC service provider that consistently delivers reliable home heating and cooling services across Pickerington, Westerville, Reynoldsburg, Canal Winchester, Hilliard, Grove City, and more. Serving residential homes with dedication, our expertise spans installations, repairs, and maintenance. With a solid track record of over 50 years in the industry, we have built a reputation for reliability and efficiency.

You can be confident that each PickHeat technician on our team is thoroughly trained, combining the latest technology with years of hands-on experience to ensure your home's comfort.

Upon entering your home, we pledge that you and your family will always be treated with the utmost professionalism and courtesy by a highly-trained, highly-entrusted employee of our growing company who shares our customer-oriented vision of excellence, honesty, integrity and providing the highest quality at the lowest prices. These men and women are proud to wear our badge. We're confident in our skills, so you should be too. Choose Pickerington Heating & Cooling for your HVAC needs in Central Ohio.