As the Lake Worth temperature gets cooler, 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 colder 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: check your air filter often and confirm it is not dirty. 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 normally would. All this extra work can mean a breakdown. If you have Smyth Air Conditioning Inc perform ongoing annual maintenance on your heat pump, we’ll check your air filter and change it if needed. It’s a great 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 run harder than it needs to. Keep furniture and curtains from blocking your vents to permit the warm air to flow through your house and reduce the load on your heat pump. If you feel the airflow still isn’t as strong as it should be, or you see dirt gathering on your vent covers, have your ductwork inspected. Leaks may need to be sealed, or it just might benefit from a good cleaning.
If the final verdict is that the ducts are clear, but your heat pump still isn’t keeping up, give Smyth Air Conditioning Inc a call before you flip the emergency heat switch. We could be able to help you find a better way to heat your home.
Are You Using a Programmable Thermostat?
A programmable thermostat can help stop your heat pump from running when it isn’t necessary. Without a programmable thermostat, your heat pump will heat your space during times when it’s not necessary—like when you’re at work or away on vacation. A programmable thermostat allows you to modify your heating schedule around your schedule and heat your home at specific times—which will help you save money on your utility bills 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 Smyth Air Conditioning Inc a call at 561-533-6066 and our experts can walk you through it.