Heat pumps keep your home cozy and warm without breaking the bank on energy bills. But without proper care, they fail to do so. Whether you’re new to owning a heat pump or need some tips to get the most from your current system, read on to learn ways to make your system in Seawalls Point, FL, last longer.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Installing a smart thermostat is one of the simplest ways to extend the life of your equipment. You can program these devices to automatically switch between heating and cooling modes when not home or when the outside temperatures reach certain levels.
This helps reduce the number of hours in use, thus extending its lifespan. Moreover, most of these devices will notify you when the time to schedule maintenance or change the filters comes, which plays a key role in extending its lifespan.
Perform Regular Maintenance
Having a professional inspect your unit annually helps you catch any issues causing its components to wear out prematurely. The comfort specialist will also clean the system to ensure sufficient airflow and oil any moving part to reduce friction. By doing so, they can add years to your system. Your heat pump will also be more energy efficient, meaning lower utility bills.
Change Filters Regularly
Over time, contaminants clog your filters, hampering system airflow and reducing its heating capacity. In the worst cases, completely clogged filters can lead to overheating.
At the very least, the system will work harder and consume more energy to produce the same result, meaning you’ll spend more on energy bills. Moreover, wear and tear is more intense as your system has to run for a long time to get the job done.
Changing your filters will help to prevent this and extend the lifespan of your heat pump. Experts recommend changing them once every three months in normal conditions. In more extreme environments, such as a house with pets or children prone to allergies, consider changing your filters at least once every two months.
Our service technicians work tirelessly to ensure your comfort while protecting your HVAC system. Contact Ranger Air Conditioning to schedule heat pump repair and maintenance.
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