Cooler months are upon us in Deep Creek, FL, which means that it’s time to start using your heat pump a bit more frequently. Here are four tips to help you get the most out of your system during the cooler months:

Don’t Crank Up the Temperature

When it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to crank up the heat inside. However, this is one of the worst things you can do for your heat pump.

Instead, try to keep the temperature moderate and dress warmly if necessary. This will help your system run more efficiently and prevent overworking.

Keep the Vents Clear

Clear vents and baseboards help your heat pump circulate air more effectively. During the cooler months, keep these areas clear of debris and obstructions. When you obstruct the vents, it becomes harder for your system to do its job, leading to lower efficiency and higher energy bills.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Routine maintenance is key to keep your heat pump running smoothly all year. Be sure to schedule a tuneup with a qualified service technician before the coldest weather arrives. During maintenance, the service technician will clean the system, check for potential problems and make necessary HVAC repairs.

Check the Filter Every Month

To maintain a high rate of heating efficiency and protect your indoor air quality, check your heat pump’s filter every month. If it appears clogged, change it. Ideally, you should change your heat pump’s filter every 90 days. A clogged filter will raise your energy bills and allow particle pollutants to circulate in your house.

These tips will help you use your system more efficiently during the cooler months. If you have any questions about heat pump maintenance or repairs, contact Executive Cooling and Heating for professional guidance. We’ll help you keep your heat pump running all winter long.

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