Some winters are longer than others in Michigan, but no one wants to get partway through the winter season and have their heat pump go out. All it takes is a little preventative maintenance to ensure your family stays warm and cozy all winter long. Besides ensuring the heat pump continues to work, you also are ensuring your indoor air is more healthy and clean and saving money on utility costs. In this post, you will find four tips to ensure your heat pump works throughout the winter.
- Remove vegetation near units
Be sure to remove any vegetation that is growing and any branches that have fallen from near your heat pump. These plants and branches can get caught in the fan of the heat pump and cause strain and stress which may cause it to break down.
- Inspect wires and the air filter
If you’re not sure whether your air filter needs to be replaced – replace it. If you can’t remember the last time you put a new one in, it’s very likely that it’s time to replace it. When you replace the air filter make sure all of the wires and electrical connections are secure.
- Replace the batteries in your thermostat
Much like the air filter, if you can’t remember the last time you replaced the batteries in the thermostat, it’s probably time.
- Contact a professional
To be completely sure that your heat pump is ready for winter you should call Metzger’s Heating & Cooling and have a professional come and take a look. Metzger’s Heating & Cooling has been a trusted source for HVAC maintenance in Kalamazoo for many years. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to give us a call today.