A pool heater can be a great way to keep your pool at the right temperature, but pool heaters need a little attention, too!
In sunny Central Florida, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to have their own swimming pools. Pools provide countless hours of enjoyment and exercise for many Florida residents on long summer days and throughout the year. A lot of pools now have heaters installed to keep the water temperature comfortable no matter what the weather is like. The certified technicians at Airpliance are skilled in keeping pool heaters running at peak performance. However, there are some things that you can do yourself to keep the pool heater in good shape.
Maintaining Your Pool Heater
Like any other appliance, the pool heater will need a little attention to make sure that it is in good shape for proper functioning. At Airpliance, we recommend you perform these basic maintenance tasks periodically to protect your investment.
- Keep the foliage trimmed back. Don’t let branches and grass grow into the unit.
- Don’t mulch around the heater. Mulch can get pulled into the mechanisms and cause damage.
- Keep rodents away. Use moth balls or mint sachets to deter rodents and other pests.
- Give the unit a good cleaning. Shut the power to the heater off and hose the coils, sweep or use a wet/dry vacuum to clear debris from inside the unit, and give the fan blades a good wiping.
- Check the wiring. Before you turn the power back on, take a look at all of the wires to make sure there are no signs of damage.
- Inspect the refrigerant line. The black foam insulation around the refrigerant pipe will deteriorate over time, so check if it’s time for that to be replaced.
Airpliance – Keeping You Comfortable
Anytime you experience a problem with your pool heater, give Airpliance a call to get it checked out. We also recommend that you contact us once a year to perform regular maintenance on the unit to keep it running the way it should.