While your heat pump may have worked efficiently this winter and with summer just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to give your home’s heat pump a tune-up. How long has it been since your last maintenance? If it’s been a year or longer, now’s the time to get your heat pump checked.

Because heat pumps operate all year long, they need periodic repairs and maintenance in order to continue performing well. It can cost up to 10 to 25 percent more on your energy bills when your pump doesn’t receive periodic maintenance to keep it running optimally. The cost of a maintenance visit can be offset by your monthly savings, and the benefit of having an HVAC technician inspect your heat pump system to identify small problems can prevent them from becoming huge, expensive problems.

While some small maintenance tasks are easily performed by most homeowners, a yearly checkup should be performed by a professionally trained HVAC technician to maximize energy savings and save you money.

DIY maintenance 

  • Clean the supply and return registers inside your home.
  • Straighten any bent fins.
  • Remove vegetation and clutter from around the outdoor unit.
  • Clean or replace your filters monthly to extend the life of your pump.
  • Clean your outside coils when dirty.
  • Maintain the system according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Periodically turn off power to the fan and clean it.
  • Operate the system on the “auto” fan setting on the thermostat.

Professional maintenance

Other periodic maintenance that’s best performed seasonally by a professional HVAC technician should include:

  • Testing the thermostat and verifying correct electric control
  • Inspecting ductwork and fixing clogs or leaks
  • Measuring and adjusting the refrigerant charge and fixing any leaks
  • Inspecting and lubricating the motor and tightening belts
  • Inspecting, tightening and cleaning electrical terminals 

For more information about scheduling a heat pump tune-up, or for questions about home comfort issues, contact the professional HVAC contractors at Griffith Energy Services. We’ve proudly served the Mid-Atlantic region for over 100 years. 

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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