Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes With Your Heat Pump

Heat pumps are popular HVAC solutions in Boca Raton, FL, throughout the year. So, you want to ensure your heat pump warms up your space to a comfortable temperature and saves you money on your energy bills. Here are some common heat pump mistakes and how to avoid them:

High Thermostat Settings

Setting the thermostat settings too high is a common mistake homeowners make in winter. The higher you set your thermostat settings, the longer your heat pump will take to raise the temperature. Doing so increases your energy consumption, which increases your utility bills.

Besides, working your heat pump for extra-long cycles makes it more vulnerable to breaking down. So, your system may need a tuneup sooner than the owner’s manual recommends. It always helps to set your system to the correct temperature settings.

Heating an Empty House

Sometimes, you may be at work for the better part of the day or away from your home for the weekend. So, you don’t need to warm up your space like you would do if you were indoors full-time.

Installing a programmable thermostat will help you reduce your energy bills. You can program your thermostat to turn down the heat when the home is vacant and raise it before you return. As a result, you’ll save energy, spend less and reduce your environmental impact.

Not Changing the Air Filter

Check your system often and remove any debris around the outside unit. Change your air filter every one to three months for optimal efficiency.

Proper maintenance of your heat pump will increase efficiency and reduce your energy consumption. Routine maintenance provides prompt resolution to your heat pump problems before reaching points of no repair. Contact Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, LLC for heating repair services for your home in Boca Raton, FL.

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