Maintaining Your Heat Pump for Year-Round Performance [Infographic]

It’s no secret that parts of the United States can suffer through intense heat during the summer months. In some areas of the country, daily highs can reach or exceed 70 degrees Fahrenheit even at various times during the year. In fact, in some parts of the country, only four months of the year have average highs that are lower than 70 degrees. Those high temperatures probably mean that you use your home’s air conditioning system for more than half of the year.

Over time, your HVAC system’s hard work can put significant stress on the heat pump. Eventually, every heat pump will experience wear and ultimately need to be replaced. How you treat your heat pump can influence whether the unit has a lifespan of 10 or 15 years. Adding extra time to your heat pump’s lifespan essentially means that you can get up to five years of service. While other households may need to have their heat pumps replaced sooner than this time period, you can count on your heat pump to keep you cool during the summer months and at other times of the year when you properly maintain your unit.

In the following infographic, originally syndicated by, you’ll discover plenty of DIY tips as well as a checklist for professional technicians who perform service and maintenance on your heat pump. As long as you follow the guidelines outlined in the infographic below, you should get more years of operation out of your HVAC system’s heat pump than many of your neighbors.

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