Are you ready for the heating season? If you’re like most residents of Freeport, Texas, you’re probably not sure if a heat pump is ready to keep your home warm all winter long. Here are the preparations you need to prepare your heat pump for winter.
Schedule a maintenance check
A professional should come and check the heat pump before the winter temperatures start. They will be able to clean it up and make sure it is in good working order. Easier to maintain through Frequent setting Instead of waiting for it to break down and have to replace it.
Check the air filters
One of the most important things you can do to maintain your heat pump is to check the air filters. Clogged air filters make the heat pump work harder and can shorten its life. You should check them monthly and replace them when they become dirty.
Clear the area
Keep the area around the heat pump condenser clean. You need adequate airflow to properly and efficiently heat your home. If there are any weeds or plants growing around it, mow it back.
Also, make sure nothing is blocking the slots. Remove any debris, leaves, or ice that may be blocking the vents to ensure adequate airflow.
Check the thermostat
Make sure your thermostat is set to the “Heat” position and the temperature you want for your home. You may also want to invest in a programmable thermostat to save money on your energy bill. The Department of Energy estimates that you can save about $180 per year by using one and setting it to lower the temperature when you’re not home.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure your heat pump is winter ready. If you need assistance, contact Davis Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. To make an appointment to perform a maintenance check and check HVAC system before the onset of winter.
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