As the Naples temperature drops, your heat pump usually has to pick up the pace to keep everyone in your house comfortable. While it will inevitably run the longest during colder months, there are some things you can do to reduce 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 keep it clean. We can’t say it enough. This is an inexpensive 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 challenging for air to pass through and causes your heat pump to work a lot harder than it normally would. All this extra work can lead to a breakdown. If you have Speedy Air Conditioning perform ongoing annual maintenance on your heat pump, we’ll check your air filter and change it if needed. It’s a wonderful idea to set a reminder for yourself to check your filter monthly and change it again when you start to observe 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 operate harder than it needs to. Keep furniture and curtains from blocking your vents to allow the warm air to flow through your house and alleviate the load on your heat pump. If you feel the airflow still isn’t as strong as it should be, or you see dirt accumulating on your vent covers, have your ductwork checked out. Leaks may need to be sealed, or it just might require a good cleaning.
If you find that the ducts are clear, but your heat pump still isn’t keeping up, give Speedy Air Conditioning 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 avert 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 everyone is gone or away on vacation. A programmable thermostat allows you to customize your heating schedule around your schedule and heat your home at desired times—which will help you save money on your energy bill and reduce the strain on your heat pump and help prevent a heat pump repair.
If you would like more information on reducing the strain on your heat pump and preventing heat pump repair, give Speedy Air Conditioning a call at 239-244-3439 and our experts can walk you through it.