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

As the Stuart temperature gets cooler, your heat pump typically has to pick up the pace to keep your household cozy. While it will inevitably run the longest during cooler months, there are some things you can do to avoid excess strain on your heat pump that might result in 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 make sure it’s clean. We can’t say it enough. This is an easy way to keep your heat pump running as it should and help prevent heat pump repair. When your air filter is dirty and clogged, it becomes harder for air to pass through and causes your heat pump to work a lot harder than it needs to. All this extra work can mean a breakdown. If you have Nisair Air Conditioning perform routine annual maintenance on your heat pump, we’ll check your air filter and change it if needed. It’s a wonderful idea to set a reminder for yourself to check your filter every month and change it again when you start to observe 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 space and ease the load on your heat pump. If you find 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 need a good cleaning.

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

Are You Using a Programmable Thermostat?

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

If you could benefit from more information on reducing the strain on your heat pump and preventing heat pump repair, give Nisair Air Conditioning a call at 772-318-4252 and we can help. 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 schedule an appointment with us online.