As the Cape Coral temperature gets cooler, your heat pump typically has to pick up the pace to keep you and your family warm. While it will inescapably run the longest during cooler months, there are some things you can do to avoid excess strain on your heat pump that could lead 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 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 harder 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 Comfort Zone 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 every 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 work harder than it needs to. Keep furniture and curtains from blocking your vents to permit the warm air to flow through your home and ease 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 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 Comfort Zone Inc a call before you flip the emergency heat switch. We might 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 house during times when it’s not needed—like when everyone is gone or away on vacation. A programmable thermostat allows you to alter your heating schedule around your schedule and heat your home at desired times—which will help you save money on your energy costs 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 Comfort Zone Inc a call at 239-214-0411 and our experts can walk you through it.