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Things That Strain Your Heat Pump That Could Lead to a Repair

As the West Palm Beach temperature drops, your heat pump often has to pick up the pace to keep you and your family warm. While it will inescapably run the longest during colder months, there are some things you can do to reduce excess strain on your heat pump that might result in a heat pump repair.

Is Your Filter Dirty?

Ah, the golden rule of heat pump ownership: check your air filter often and confirm it is not dirty. We can’t say it enough. This is a very simple way to keep your heat pump working as it should and help prevent heat pump repair. When your air filter is dirty and clogged, it becomes challenging for air to pass through and causes your heat pump to work a lot harder than it normally would. All this extra work can result in a breakdown. If you have Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc perform routine annual maintenance on your heat pump, we’ll check your air filter and change it if needed. It’s a good idea to set a reminder for yourself to check your filter once a month and change it again when you start to observe dirt building up.

Are Your Vents Clear and Open?

If your vents are dirty or blocked, or even just closed, your heat pump is going to operate harder than it needs to. Keep furniture and curtains from blocking your vents to let the warm air to flow through your home and ease the load on your heat pump. If you find the airflow still isn’t as strong as it should be, or you see dirt gathering on your vent covers, have your ductwork inspected. Leaks may need to be sealed, or it just might need a good cleaning.

If the end result is that the ducts are clear, but your heat pump still isn’t keeping up, give Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc a call before you flip the emergency heat switch. We might be able to help you find a better way to heat your home.

Are You Using a Programmable Thermostat?

A programmable thermostat can help stop your heat pump from running when it isn’t necessary. Without a programmable thermostat, your heat pump will heat your home during times when it’s not necessary—like when the house is empty or away on vacation. A programmable thermostat allows you to modify your heating schedule around your schedule and heat your home at desired times—which will help you save money on your energy costs and lower any strain on your heat pump and help prevent a heat pump repair.

If you would like more information on reducing the strain on your heat pump and preventing heat pump repair, give Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc a call at 561-612-0242 and our experts can walk you through it. 

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