As the Boynton Beach temperature goes down, 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 winter months, there are some things you can do to prevent 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 confirm it is not dirty. We can’t say it enough. This is an inexpensive way to keep your heat pump operating 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 result in a breakdown. If you have A2Z Air Inc perform routine annual maintenance on your heat pump, we’ll check your air filter and exchange 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 work harder than it needs to. Keep furniture and curtains from blocking your vents to let 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 looked at. Leaks may need to be sealed, or it just might need a good cleaning.
If you find that the ducts are clear, but your heat pump still isn’t keeping up, give A2Z Air Inc 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 needed—like when the house is empty or away on vacation. A programmable thermostat allows you to alter your heating schedule around your routine and heat your home at certain times—which will help you save money on your energy bill and put less 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 A2Z Air Inc a call at 561-270-6228 and our experts can walk you through it.