Heat pumps are a great way to keep your home warm in the winter. Because heat pumps heat your home by moving warm air from the outside to the inside, they can be more efficient than traditional gas heaters while using less energy. Tips for maintaining heat pumps during the Winter.
It is important to take good care of your heat pumps so that they stay effective. This starts with making sure that your outdoor unit is clean and protected. Make sure to clean it off when snow and ice build upon it. If the buildup is persistent, consider calling a professional for help. Prevent unnecessary buildup by keeping your unit away from gutters and drains, which will cause water to drip on it and turn into ice. In addition, keep your outdoor unit away from shrubs and bushes so that it has enough room.
You also need to make sure that the coils are clean as well. The fan should also be clean and oiled. In addition, make sure to have the air filters replaced around once a month.
Don’t set the thermostat back, as this can cause it to use the electric resistance backup heat, which will use up a lot of energy. Likewise, only use the emergency option when the main system does not work, as it will use up more energy than usual.
Finally, make sure to have your heat pumps inspected by a professional once or twice a year. An annual checkup is needed to make sure that everything is working properly and that nothing is out of order. Contact us for professional help.