As the Naples temperature drops, your heat pump often has to pick up the pace to keep you and your family warm. While it will inevitably run the longest during cooler months, there are some things you can do to reduce 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 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 should. All this extra work can result in a breakdown. If you have CNR Air Conditioning Inc perform routine annual maintenance on your heat pump, we’ll check your air filter and replace 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 notice 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 operate 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 find the airflow still isn’t as strong as it should be, or you see dirt collecting on your vent covers, have your ductwork checked out. Leaks may need to be sealed, or it just might benefit from a good cleaning.
If the end result is that the ducts are clear, but your heat pump still isn’t keeping up, give CNR Air Conditioning 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 house during times when it’s not necessary—like when you’re at work or away on vacation. A programmable thermostat allows you to customize your heating schedule around your schedule 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 want more information on reducing the strain on your heat pump and preventing heat pump repair, give CNR Air Conditioning Inc a call at 239-241-5318 and our experts can walk you through it.