As the La Puente temperature drops, your heat pump usually has to pick up the pace to keep everyone in your house comfortable. While it will inescapably run the longest during colder 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: check 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 operating 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 mean a breakdown. If you have Temp Air System Inc. perform regular annual maintenance on your heat pump, we’ll check your air filter and exchange it if needed. It’s a great idea to set a reminder for yourself to check your filter once a 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 work harder than it needs to. Keep furniture and curtains from blocking your vents to let the warm airflow through your home and ease the load on your heat pump. If you find 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 they just might require a good cleaning.
If you find that the ducts are clear, but your heat pump still isn’t keeping up, give Temp Air System Inc. 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 stop 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 you’re at work or away on vacation. A programmable thermostat allows you to customize your heating schedule around your lifestyle and heat your home at certain times—which will help you save money on your energy costs and reduce the 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 Temp Air System Inc. a call, and our experts can walk you through it.