Serving Charlotte, NC & Surrounding Areas


Heat Pump Maintenance

Heat Pump Maintenance & Tune-Up Services
In Charlotte, NC.

Here in Charlotte, NC, we only get a fraction of the freezing cold weather they get up north. The Charlotte region is subtropical, and it rarely snows or gets below freezing. But winters can be mild, and it often rains.

The area averages about 40 inches of rain annually, and winter temperatures can get nearly freezing. Long story short, you have a cooling and heating system in your home, and it more than likely uses a heat pump for both heating AND cooling. If your heat pump stops working, it isn’t doing what it should—pump treated air throughout your home.

What Is a Heat Pump?

Some people think a heat pump is a replacement for a furnace. This is only partially true. A heat pump forces heated airflow throughout your home just like a furnace. But the similarities end there.

Furnaces use fans and convection to force hot air throughout the home. Heat pumps do two things. First, in the cold months, it brings air from outside into the system, where it’s heated and pumped throughout your house. Second, a heat pump takes warm air from your home and pumps it outside during the warm months. Using thermodynamics, the heat pump helps regulate your home’s temperature and humidity levels.

In case you’re wondering, central air-conditioning uses a heat pump because the pump’s primary function is heat exchange. Some modern HVAC systems use heat pumps combined with both heating and cooling. These heating and cooling systems heat air in the cold months and cool the air in the warm months using heat pumps for air exchange efficiency.

Heat Pump Maintenance Service Tips

At Travis Crawford Heating Cooling & Plumbing, we put transparency into our services because you should know everything upfront. We want you to avoid costly issues like the replacement and installation of a new heat pump. This way, you won’t be surprised by hidden charges or upsells.

If your HVAC system needs maintenance, we’ll run your heat exchange system through a heat pump maintenance checklist and then show you what you need for a heat pump tune-up. Then, if you need heat pump repair, we’ll give you the best price possible.

  • Turn the system on and ensure the parts located outside and inside turn on. If you have a heat pump, it will start even if you turn up the air conditioner. Our technicians know what heat pumps sound like, so they’ll likely hear if something is wrong.
  • With the system on, the technician will examine the system for damaged hoses and other components.
  • Heat pumps have components that spin. The technician will examine the internal bearings and apply grease if needed.
  • Check the blower belt for the correct tension and adjust if needed.
  • Technicians do an electrical connection check for loose connections and other electrical issues that might make the heat pump break down.
  • Heat pumps use filters that should be changed regularly so the heat pump moves clean air. This includes HEPA filters.
  • The technician will also check the thermostat for accuracy and adjust it accordingly.
  • If the system includes air conditioning, the technician will check the refrigerant level and condition of the coils and compressor.

Several components make up a heat pump system. If they break down, the whole system might not work properly. The experts at Travis Crawford Heating Cooling & Plumbing will conduct a heat pump inspection, including simple things like proper condenser draining.

Heat Pump Service Areas

We’re based in Charlotte, NC, but that won’t stop us from helping you get your heat situation fixed. If you live inside the Charlotte, NC, metro region, we can help you. Service areas include, but are not limited to:

Schedule heat pump maintenance services with us. We have you covered and local to where you live.

Don't Get Caught in the Cold

At Travis Crawford, we aim to provide the best heat pump service you can get. Want heat pump maintenance peace of mind? Join the Travis Crawford Club for preventative furnace services that never leave you in the cold. Get started with a phone call. If you need emergency services, don’t wait until sunrise. We’re on call 24/7 every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we’ve received from most of our clients:

The duration of a heat pump repair depends on the specific issue and the availability of replacement parts. Our technicians strive to complete repairs promptly to minimize inconvenience to our customers.

Heat pump repairs require technical knowledge and expertise. Attempting personal repairs without proper training can worsen the damage or even cause personal injury. It’s best to leave the repairs to experienced professionals like the team at Travis Crawford.

Promptly addressing heat pump issues is crucial for several reasons:

  • It helps restore comfort and maintain a pleasant indoor environment.
  • It prevents further damage to the heat pump, preventing more extensive and costly repairs.
  • Timely repairs ensure optimal energy efficiency, reducing utility bills in the long run.

It is advisable to schedule maintenance for your heat pump at least twice yearly. This helps ensure that your heat pump maintains optimal performance and longevity.

Regular heat pump maintenance offers several benefits. It helps improve energy efficiency, leading to lower utility bills. It also helps prevent unexpected breakdowns by identifying and resolving minor issues early on. Additionally, regular maintenance can help maintain a comfortable indoor environment. Join the Travis Crawford Protection Club to gain the numerous maintenance benefits offered by the company.