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Tips To Help Your Heat Pump

Having a heat pump in your home is a great way to enjoy optimal comfort year-round. This system is incredibly convenient thanks to its ability to both heat and cool your home. Don’t be fooled though–your heat pump still needs professional care.

Your heat pump in Farmington, NM has the ability to be one of the more efficient and effective systems in your home during this season and the next. It shouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that you’d want to do what you could to help it achieve this optimal performance. Here are some ways to do that as we get ready to switch from trying to cool off into trying to heat up.

Check the air filter for the heat pump

Your system air filter should be changed every one to three months. If not, it may run the risk of hindering the airflow into your system which can mess with your comfort. This should be done regularly to ensure the optimal performance for your system. And, of course, if you have a reusable filter, make sure to check it and clean it just as often.

Check that vents are clear

Your heat pump works hard to keep your home comfortable. You don’t want to do anything that would hinder the temperature-controlled air that it produces from reaching its destination. Make sure to check your vents around your house and ensure they are clear from any blockages such as furniture or Decor so that your system has no problem delivering the air produces.

Test heating mode

We aren’t asking you to do this during the middle of the day when the heat outside is already awful. If nothing else, wait until the sun has set and the temperature drops. Then switch your heat pump into heating mode and raise the temperature on the thermostat by a few degrees. This allows you a chance to see if your system works in heating mode and take note of any problems it may be facing ahead of time.

Make sure home is well-sealed

This one will benefit you now and in the coming months. Air leaks around poorly sealed doors and windows can create a lot of wasted energy. Check for air leaks and seal them up with caulk or weatherstripping. This will keep things cooling in summer and warmer in the winter.

Schedule maintenance for your system

Lastly, make sure to schedule maintenance for your heat pump too. Maintenance is going to allow a technician to optimize your system and address any issues they find before those issues escalate into repair needs. Our team is here to help with maintenance, repairs, and anything else you need for your heat pump.

Keeping your home comfortable shouldn’t be something you have to do on your own. The team at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to lend a hand whenever you need us.

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time! Schedule an appointment with Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 

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