Your heat pump is one of the most important parts of your heating and air conditioning systems. During summer, the heat pump pulls heat out of your home and releases it outside, whereas in the winter it does exactly the opposite, pulling heat in from the outside where it can be distributed throughout your ducts. Because it’s such a critical component to your indoor comfort, it’s important to know how to preserve and care for your heat pump by helping it run more efficiently.
CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTER
The air filter is one of the most important parts of your heating and air conditioning systems, and it’s one you can take responsibility for yourself as a homeowner. Over time, the air filter collects dust, dirt, and debris as it’s about to enter your system through the air return vent, which then stays in the filter until it’s changed. Unfortunately many people don’t pay enough attention to their air filter, which means their heater and air conditioner don’t get the proper air flow they need. As a result, their heat pump becomes less effective and they spend more money on their utility bills.
ADJUST YOUR THERMOSTAT
Adjusting your thermostat can also help preserve your heat pump’s longevity. The colder it gets outside, the harder your heat pump is going to have to work in order to keep you warm and comfortable in your home, so knowing when and when not to run your heater is critical for keeping your energy bills down. One of the best ways to make sure you’re running your system optimally is to install a smart thermostat, which can turn your system on and off for you, and even adjust itself to keep the air in your home at your desired temperature goals depending on the time of day.
HAVE YOUR SYSTEM MAINTAINED
A maintenance service from a Los Angeles heating and air conditioning expert will help substantially with your system efficiency. A clean, well-maintained heat pump can exchange heat at a much greater rate than one that isn’t maintained, meaning it needs less energy to heat or cool your entire home. Furthermore, a well-maintained system will also last longer and be a much lower risk for breaking down when you need it most.
To schedule your heater or air conditioner maintenance service, call JW Plumbing, Heating and Airtoday at (888) 523-7445 and let a skilled, highly-trained member of our team ensure your heat pump is in peak working condition!