A large portion of the energy that your Clearwater, Florida, home uses comes from your HVAC system. Here are a few tips to keep in mind that will help you extend the life span of your heat pump and lower your monthly utility bills.
Change Your Filters
One of the easiest ways to extend the life span of your heat pump is by changing its air filters. The dirtier your air filter gets, the harder your heat pump has to work to deliver air. This can result in wear and tear and higher monthly bills.
Clean Your Coils
Your outdoor heat pump unit needs to be clean and free of debris to work at its best and avoid damaging itself. Be sure to keep things like leaves and twigs away from your outdoor unit. If the coil in your condenser is looking a little dirty, you can spray it down with water or have a technician come give it a proper cleaning.
Address Unusual Sounds
If your heat pump starts making unusual noises, you should have it checked out as soon as you can. This is any sound outside of the usual grumbling sounds the heat pump makes when it first comes on.
If you hear banging or grinding metal, you should turn your system off immediately and call a trusted technician to fix the problem before your heat pump damages itself. These sounds might mean that a component of your heat pump has come loose and needs to be repaired by a professional.
Annual Maintenance Visits
Possibly the smartest thing you can do for your heat pump and overall HVAC system is to schedule at least one maintenance visit from a certified HVAC technician a year. A technician will make sure your heat pump is running in tip-top shape and identify emerging problems with your HVAC system, saving you money on possible costly repairs down the line.
If you’re ready for your HVAC maintenance visit, give our team at Arctic Air Systems a call today. Let us help you achieve peak efficiency with your HVAC system.
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