Indoor Unit Inspection
When inspecting the indoor unit, Our comfort specialist technicians, will be sure to check the air filter and electrical connections, and clean the coil. The following is usually performed during a routine winter maintenance on a heat pump system by our technicians.
- An Inspection of the air filter. Depending on the condition of the filter, clean it or replace it with a cut to fit media filter.
- Inspection of the electrical wires to ensure a tight connection exists. Loose connections can cause wires to overheat and burn up.
- Oil the blower motor or bearings if necessary. Inspect the blower wheel for balance and cleanliness.
- Inspection and cleaning of the indoor coil and drain pan.
-Flush and clean the drain line.
Turn on the auxiliary strip heat for inspection.If the unit uses electric heat, check all of the wiring for discoloration and heat damage. Replace all damaged wires.
Check the amperage of the electric elements. Verify the elements are staging on properly and shutting down properly.
Outdoor Unit Inspection
A well-maintained condensing unit coil is vital to proper heat pump operation. Other outdoor unit maintenance includes:
-Inspection of the condensing unit's base-pan drain holes and remove any debris.
-Check of the unit's wiring connections and the wiring insulation.
-Oil the condensing-fan motor, inspection the fan blade for any damage, and balance.
-Verify the outdoor temperature sensor(s) are in the proper location.
The thermostat is an essential element of the heat pump system.During our winter maintenance we verify all connections are tight on the sub-base of the thermostat and that the thermostat is level and in proper operating condition.
General Operation Maintenance
Our technicians measure, and record the suction line pressure and discharge pressure of the system. Get a proper superheat and sub-cooling reading if necessary, check and adjust the charge in the system. If the unit is low on refrigerant, we specialize in both R-410A and R-22 refrigerant and will provide you with the amount needed at a discounted rate. Below are some general checks performed on the system in addition to the checks on the indoor and outdoor unit:
- Initiate a defrost cycle and check with the manufacturer's instructions for the proper defrost sequence.
- Check the operation of the indoor unit. Check and verify the supplemental heat is operating normally.
- Inspect the duct work for any damage.
Preventive maintenance of heat pumps can lead to peace of mind not only for the winter months here in Southwest Florida but for the spring and summer months as well. Many potential problems can be alleviated. Jones Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to serve your cooling and heating needs, just give us a call: 239-596-5855 or www.jonesairconditioning.com