As the Boynton Beach temperature goes down, your heat pump usually has to pick up the pace to keep your household cozy. While it will unavoidably run the longest during cooler months, there are some things you can do to prevent excess strain on your heat pump that might result in a heat pump repair.
Is Your Filter Dirty?
Ah, the golden rule of heat pump ownership: assess your air filter often and confirm it is not dirty. We can’t say it enough. This is a very simple way to keep your heat pump working 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 needs to. All this extra work can lead to a breakdown. If you have A2Z Air Inc perform regular 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 every month 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 run harder than it needs to. Keep furniture and curtains from blocking your vents to let the warm air to flow through your space and alleviate the load on your heat pump. If you notice the airflow still isn’t as strong as it should be, or you see dirt gathering on your vent covers, have your ductwork looked at. 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 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 avert 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 needed—like when the house is empty or away on vacation. A programmable thermostat allows you to customize your heating schedule around your schedule and heat your home at specific 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 could benefit from 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 we will be happy to help.