HVAC repair and maintenance are essential for ensuring for the longevity of your HVAC system. Proper, regular upkeep, especially when done by a professional, can also make your heat pump work more efficiently and reliably. This is particularly important during the winter, but it’s also a good thing to have performed throughout the year.
To keep your heat pump from being damaged, here are some steps to remember.
Avoid sudden, extreme thermostat adjustments. In the winter, you want your home to be as comfortable as possible, and you can usually achieve this with the heat provided by your system. But be careful when you adjust your thermostat: sudden upward adjustments can make the backup heater turn on, which will make your heat pump less energy efficient. While heat pumps do run longer than gas furnaces, they’re still more efficient. Instead of making big adjustments to your heat, wait for the heat pump to make your home warmer and more comfortable.
Use an automatic thermostat. An automatic thermostat can make adjustments to your heat on its own, which means it can slowly lower the temperature when you’re not at home or when you go to bed at nigh. However, make sure the thermostat isn’t set to make a huge jump in temperature to avoid activating the backup heater. If you want to make adjustments to your heat, you can do so in small increments. An automatic thermostat can be paired with a residential or commercial HVAC system.
Choose a thermostat that works with your heat pump. A smart thermostat is typically compatible with different heat pump configurations. It can also maximize energy efficiency and indoor comfort. It’s a good idea to get a smart thermostat because it can help you take care of your heat pump and prolong its lifespan.
Hire a professional for servicing. Whether you’re cleaning your heat pump or getting regular AC maintenance, it’s better to rely on a professional than to try to do it by yourself. They have the tools and experience to ensure your system is receiving the proper care. They also have access to the parts that your unit needs if any of its components have to be replaced. Professional maintenance and repairs will also help you avoid voiding your warranty.
Get in touch with Custom Air Systems for your heat pump needs. Call us today at (281) 489-1830 or schedule an appointment here.