Keeping your heat pump in top shape helps you get the most out of it, especially during the summer months. Keep reading to learn some of the maintenance do’s and don’ts you should keep in mind.
DO Maintain a Constant Temperature
According to our HVAC experts, adjusting the thermostat one degree cooler in the summer can add about 10% to the amount of electricity that your heat pump uses. To achieve optimal comfort while saving on cooling costs, set it at a consistent temperature when you’re home and, when no one’s home, set it seven to 10 degrees higher.
DON’T Forget About Your Filters
Check your heat pump’s filters regularly and ensure they are not clogged with dirt and dust. This way, your heat pump can continue running effectively. To change your filters, be sure to review your user manual for filter locations. Consider contacting an HVAC service company, such as Fred F. Collis & Sons, if you want to have the interior components of your heat pump inspected and cleaned of dust and dirt.
DON’T Use “AUTO” Mode
Some homeowners may think that “AUTO” mode is the better setting. However, using it may lead to toggling unnecessarily between the heating and cooling features. For this reason, it’s best to set your heat pump to “HEAT” in winter and “COOL” in summer.
DO Have Your Units Serviced Regularly
The best way to ensure your unit is running as efficiently as possible is by having it serviced regularly. This is true for almost any heating and cooling system. A professional HVAC technician will be able to inspect your heat pump and perform repairs as necessary.