I Got a Heat Pump Installed in My House! How Can I Keep it Running Smoothly?
Heat pumps are among the most efficient and climate-friendly devices to heat or cool a property today. If you’ve made your choice and had one installed in your home – congratulations! In this article, we will give you some tips on how to use your device in the best possible way, maintaining climate comfort and valuing the lifespan of the heat pump. Keep reading to check it out.
Heat Pump: Settings Advice
The best ways to use your device on a daily basis are:
- Set it and Forget it
Heat pumps are devices that work hard to maintain a given temperature stably in a space. This means that if you change the temperature frequently and significantly, it can either wear out parts faster or consume more energy. So, set a temperature that is comfortable for you and your family during the winter, for example, and try to keep it that way until the next season.
- Prefer the Heat Pump
If you also have other heating devices, such as furnaces or boilers, give preference to the heat pump! This appliance is known for being economical – that way, you can adjust the thermostat of other appliances to lower temperatures and save more money.
- Avoid Auto Mode
Normally, heat pumps come with the ‘auto’ setting. But, in general, it is not the best option – it is possible that the device “gets confused” sometimes and tries to cool a room if you have a stove or fireplace on, for example. And as we saw in item 1, it is always more interesting to keep the temperature stable, so avoid the ‘auto’ setting. The devices also usually have settings such as cool or warm – these are ok to use.
Heat Pump: Everyday Care
Around here, we always emphasize the importance of alternating daily care of your HVAC appliances with professional maintenance. On a day-to-day basis, what you can do to keep your heat pump working well is to clean the outdoor unit frequently – remove leaves and other debris that are nearby, to prevent them from covering the air vents or accumulating.
The indoor unit, on the other hand, needs to have the filters cleaned frequently – also check the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding their replacement.
Heat Pump Maintenance in New Westminister
In addition to all this, it is interesting to schedule an annual preventive maintenance on your device. With the everyday care presented in this blog post combined with annual professional care, your device is sure to be your companion for years to come. If you are in the New Westminister area and have questions regarding this, please contact us and we can help you with your requirements.