- Additional Heat Pump Procedures
- Inspect and test heater elements.
Auxiliary Heat Strips will be checked.
Heat strips that are not operating properly can cause a loss of heat or increase electric cost higher than necessary.
- Inspect and test reversing valve.
Reversing Valve checked.
A reversing valve that is not operating properly can waste energy and cause a loss of heat.
- Inspect and test defrost system.
Defrost Timer checked.
A defrost timer that is not working properly can cause a loss of heat and can shorten the compressor’s life.
NOTE: Some of these procedures are not
applicable to certain homeowners in the southern
United States. In these instances, cooling demand
is generally greater resulting in the need for
semi-annual cooling tune-ups.