It is pretty obvious that purchasing and installing a heat pump in your Vegas Valley home can automatically save you money on electric heating costs. But did you know that the proper care and maintenance of your new heating pump can reduce your energy consumption even further and save you even more money? Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning would like to offer the following tips for making your heat pump even more efficient!
Keep Filters in Good Shape
A dirty filter or coil can reduce airflow and limit the efficiency of your heat pump. Air Supply agrees with most manufacturers – that you should change your filters once a month. This is especially important during the winter time as you spend more time indoors. When Air Supply services the HVAC system in your home or business, we inspect, clean and replace your filters immediately if necessary. We also provide the information you need to replace your filters in the future, on the schedule recommended by the particular manufacturer. Keeping up with this simple regular maintenance step will keep your heat pump working more efficiently and improve the overall performance and lifespan of your investment.
Protect Outdoor Units
In the greater Las Vegas area, we often experience high winds that often means trouble for your outdoor heating pump unit, so make sure your unit is protected from elements. However, you also do not want to restrict air circulation, so it is important to be mindful of unit placement. When you call Air Supply for your HVAC installations, we take many factors like these into account and choose the best places to set your units.
Have Your Fan Motor Cleaned
The fan motor in your heat pump needs to be cleaned and lubricated every year for optimal performance. This helps to ensure that the system is getting the necessary airflow which allows it to run properly. Whether your system is old, or new; cleaning the fan motor is just one small part of our maintenance agreement. In addition, we check your pump’s fan speed and pulley settings, which may also be contributing to a poor efficiency performance.
Avoid Manually Setting Thermostat at Night
Unless your thermostat is specifically designed for heat pump setback, manually setting your thermostat at night will only cause your heat pump to use more energy once the thermostat is raised again in the morning. The good news is that resisting this habit can help you save on energy costs for your home.
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A properly installed heat pump is one of the most effective and efficient ways to heat your home when you live in a moderate climate like the Las Vegas Valley. The above tips can help you use less energy and save even more on heating costs with just a little extra maintenance and care. If you want peace of mind that your heat pump is performing at maximum efficiency, we invite you to enroll in our maintenance agreement program and receive scheduled maintenance and tune ups that help ensure your system is always up and running. Contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to find out more.