Your heat pump should be in top shape when the cold weather sets in to offer you more comfort and energy efficiency. Luckily, there are ways you can improve your system’s performance. Below, we will go through how to prepare your heat pump for cooler weather in Pasco County, FL.
Heat pump maintenance helps increase your system’s life, save energy and enables you to enjoy more indoor comfort. During the maintenance visit, the service technician will clean the system’s coils, inspect the electric components, check for any refrigerant leaks and worn-out belts, inspect your thermostat and clean the drain lines. They’ll also check for abnormal noises and lubricate all the moving parts.
Change the Air Filter
Your air filter improves indoor air quality by trapping contaminants circulating in your living space. The pollutants may include pollen, pet dander and debris. When the filter traps lots of these contaminants, it will clog and interfere with proper airflow.
Your system will have a hard time drawing air through a blocked filter. As a result, your unit may run for an extended period and inflate your energy bill. You should change your filter every month or two, as the United States Department of Energy recommends.
Clean the Area Around Your Outdoor Unit
Your heat pump’s outdoor unit helps to draw heat from the outdoor air during the cooler months. Therefore, this unit needs to have uninterrupted airflow. Leaves and debris may accumulate on this component, limiting the airflow.
These contaminants hinder the heat exchange process, causing your system to run for a longer period. Removing these contaminants helps to improve the system’s efficiency. Also, it is not advisable to plant flowers or other plants near or within 3 feet of the outdoor unit.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat helps to increase energy savings. The device records data showing how your heat pump has been consuming energy and suggests ways to improve energy usage.
Also, it learns your temperature preferences and signals your heat pump to warm your home just how you like it. More importantly, you can control it remotely.
Contact Senica Air Conditioning for excellent HVAC services. Our service technicians will fine-tune your unit to enable it to serve you efficiently.
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