Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about the inner workings of our heating and cooling system. We know that it’s supposed to keep us warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but we hardly pay attention to much beyond these basics – that is, until something goes awry. In order to maintain a comfortable home year round, and avoid unexpected repairs or replacement costs, it is imperative that you observe regular heat pump maintenance. Here are a few ways you can ensure your heat pump will keep you cool through another steamy Fayetteville summer:
- Call a technician – Make sure your heat pump is serviced at least once per season by a NATE certified technician. An HVAC expert can inspect everything from the ducts and coils to the filters and electric connections. If they spot an issue, they can repair it immediately before it causes additional problems.
- Service the air filter – Every month, be sure to clean or change your air filter. A buildup of dust and dirt can obstruct airflow, and this can have a negative effect on your heating and cooling system’s air compressor.
- Cut the clutter – Keep all debris, such as grass clippings, shrubbery, weeds and other vegetation, away from the outdoor portion of your unit. On the inside, make sure your air registers are not blocked by sofas, beds or other furniture. By keeping the areas around your HVAC system clutter free, you can keep airflow consistent.
Although it may sound like a lot of work, heat pump maintenance is easy when integrated into your normal routine.
In addition to proper heat pump maintenance, you should also be mindful of your heat pump operation. For example, changing the thermostat setting too frequently can cause your heat pump to work twice as hard to keep your home comfortable.
For more money saving tips on heat pump maintenance and operation, and other home comfort advice, please contact us at Blanton’s Heating and A/C today!