As the Litchfield Park temperature goes down, your heat pump usually has to pick up the pace to keep everyone in your house comfortable. While it will unavoidably run the longest during winter months, there are some things you can do to avoid excess strain on your heat pump that often leads to a heat pump repair.
Is Your Filter Dirty?
Ah, the golden rule of heat pump ownership: take a look at your air filter often and keep it clean. We can’t say it enough. This is an easy way to keep your heat pump running as it should and help prevent heat pump repair. When your air filter is dirty and clogged, it becomes more difficult for air to pass through and causes your heat pump to work a lot harder than it should. All this extra work can mean a breakdown. If you have Cooler Tymes LLC perform routine annual maintenance on your heat pump, we’ll check your air filter and replace it if needed. It’s a good idea to set a reminder for yourself to check your filter once a month and change it again when you start to see dirt building up.
Are Your Vents Clear and Open?
If your vents are dirty or blocked, or even just closed, your heat pump is going to work harder than it needs to. Keep furniture and curtains from blocking your vents to let the warm air to flow through your home and alleviate the load on your heat pump. If you find the airflow still isn’t as strong as it should be, or you see dirt collecting on your vent covers, have your ductwork inspected. Leaks may need to be sealed, or it just might need a good cleaning.
If the final verdict is that the ducts are clear, but your heat pump still isn’t keeping up, give Cooler Tymes LLC a call before you flip the emergency heat switch. We may be able to help you find a better way to heat your home.
Are You Using a Programmable Thermostat?
A programmable thermostat can help prevent your heat pump from running when it isn’t necessary. Without a programmable thermostat, your heat pump will heat your home during times when it’s not necessary—like when the house is empty or away on vacation. A programmable thermostat allows you to modify your heating schedule around your routine and heat your home at desired times—which will help you save money on your energy costs and put less strain on your heat pump and help prevent a heat pump repair.
If you want more information on reducing the strain on your heat pump and preventing heat pump repair, give Cooler Tymes LLC a call at 623-208-6444 and we will be happy to help.