Things That Strain Your Heat Pump That Could Lead to a Repair

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As the Abilene temperature drops, your heat pump usually has to pick up the pace to keep you and your family warm. While it will inescapably run the longest during cooler months, there are some things you can do to reduce excess strain on your heat pump that often leads to a heat pump repair.

Is Your Filter Dirty?

Ah, the golden rule of heat pump ownership: take a look at your air filter often and keep it clean. We can’t say it enough. This is a very simple way to keep your heat pump operating as it should and help prevent heat pump repair. When your air filter is dirty and clogged, it becomes challenging for air to pass through and causes your heat pump to work a lot harder than it should. All this extra work can lead to a breakdown. If you have Abilene Air-Tech Inc perform regular annual maintenance on your heat pump, we’ll check your air filter and replace it if needed. It’s a wonderful idea to set a reminder for yourself to check your filter once a month and change it again when you start to notice dirt building up.

Are Your Vents Clear and Open?

If your vents are dirty or blocked, or even just closed, your heat pump is going to run harder than it needs to. Keep furniture and curtains from blocking your vents to permit the warm air to flow through your house and ease the load on your heat pump. If you notice the airflow still isn’t as strong as it should be, or you see dirt accumulating on your vent covers, have your ductwork checked out. Leaks may need to be sealed, or it just might require a good cleaning.

If you find that the ducts are clear, but your heat pump still isn’t keeping up, give Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call before you flip the emergency heat switch. We could be able to help you find a better way to heat your home.

Are You Using a Programmable Thermostat?

A programmable thermostat can help stop your heat pump from running when it isn’t necessary. Without a programmable thermostat, your heat pump will heat your home during times when it’s not necessary—like when the house is empty or away on vacation. A programmable thermostat allows you to alter your heating schedule around your routine and heat your home at desired times—which will help you save money on your utility bills and lower any strain on your heat pump and help prevent a heat pump repair.

If you would like more information on reducing the strain on your heat pump and preventing heat pump repair, give Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-200-4667 and our experts can walk you through it. If it’s time for a preventive maintenance appointment or you find that you are in need of a heat pump repair, you can also book an appointment with us online.

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