Gering Valley Plumbing & Heating is Gering and the surrounding area's #1 choice for heating, cooling, and plumbing repair!

Gering Valley Plumbing & Heating is Gering and the surrounding area's #1 choice for heating, cooling, and plumbing repair!

Operating & Maintaining Your Heat Pump

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 a high-efficiency, variable-speed fan motor is used. 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%–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 within 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.

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Address:  1100 10th St. Gering, NE 69341
Phone:  (308) 436-4622
Hours:  M - F: 8AM to 5PM • 24 Emergency Service Available!
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Gering Valley Plumbing & Heating
Address:  1100 10th St. Gering, NE 69341
Phone:  (308) 436-4622
Hours:  M - F: 8AM to 5PM
24 Emergency Service Available!
Like us on facebook for more info on our AC repair service in Gering NE
For AC repair service in Gering NE, find us on Google!
Read what your neighbors say about our Gering NE plumbers on Yelp!
Follow us on Twitter for updates on our Ductless Air Conditioning repair service in Scottsbluff NE
Like us on facebook for more info on our AC repair service in Gering NE
For AC repair service in Gering NE, find us on Google!
Read what your neighbors say about the AC repair or installation we performed near Gering NE on Yelp!
Follow us on Twitter for updates on our Ductless Air Conditioning repair service in Scottsbluff NE
Your Ductless Air Conditioning replacement installation in Gering NE becomes affordable with our financing program through synchrony. Check out our Financing options with Greensky in Gering NE