Is Your Freeport, TX, Heat Pump Ready for Heating Season?

Are you prepared for heating season? If you’re like most Freeport, TX, residents, you probably aren’t sure if your heat pump is ready to keep your home warm all winter. Below are preparations you need to make to prepare your heat pump for winter.

Schedule a Maintenance Checkup

You should have a professional come and inspect your heat pump before winter temperatures begin. They will be able to clean it and ensure it is in good working condition. It’s easier to maintain it through frequent tune-ups than to wait for it to break down and have to replace it.

Check the Air Filters

One of the most important things you can do to maintain your heat pump is to check the air filters. Clogged air filters make your heat pump work harder and can shorten its lifespan. You should check them monthly and replace them when they get dirty.

Clear the Area

Keep the area around your heat pump condenser clear. It needs to have proper airflow to work properly and efficiently to heat your home. If there are any weeds or plants growing around it, trim them back.

Also, make sure there is nothing blocking the vents. Clear any debris, leaves, or snow that may be blocking the vents to ensure adequate airflow.

Check the Thermostat

Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat” mode and the temperature you want your home to be. You may also want to invest in a programmable thermostat to save money on your energy bill. The Department of Energy estimates that you can save about $180 a year by using one and setting it to lower the temperature when you’re not home.

By following these simple tips, you can be sure your heat pump is ready for winter. If you need help, contact Davis Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. to schedule a maintenance checkup and check the HVAC system before the winter season sets in.

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