A heat pump is an effective and efficient way to warm your home during the autumn – when the temperatures at night are cool, but not quite cold enough to warrant turning on the heat. To keep your heat pump working properly and to prolong its lifespan, here are a few tips.
Change the filter regularly
Heat pump filters typically need to be replaced once a month. This is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to keep your heat pump operating at its maximum efficiency and prolong the life of the unit.
Have your heat pump inspected once a year
Have a professional inspect your heat pump annually. This will ensure that the more complex parts of your heat pump unit are working properly.
Use the “auto” setting
Keep your heat pump set on “auto” to ensure that the system’s fan shuts off once your house reaches a desired temperature. You don’t want the fan running continuously – it’s unnecessary, will result in higher electric bills, and shorten the lifespan of the fan.
Keep the area around your outdoor heat pump clear
The area around your outdoor heat pump should be kept clear of debris, weeds, and plants. Any obstructions like these can reduce the air flow of the system and decrease its efficiency.