Your heat pump, like all household appliances, needs proper care to make it last longer. An efficient heatiing system will also cut down your repair expenses and utility bills. Here are some tips to extend the lifespan of your heat pump:

Make Sure the System Fits Your Home

A heat pump is a highly efficient system for heating or cooling your home. However, its performance largely depends on the quality of installation.

If the system is too small or too big, it won’t regulate temperatures efficiently. It may either overwork or keep cycling on and off.

It’s better to replace your heat pump with one that is of the appropriate size. A professional should evaluate your current installation before you can acquire a new system. Our installation professionals have the expertise and experience to analyze your household’s heating requirements.

Determine Insulation Quality and Grade

Energy losses can force your heating system to overwork. In turn, components will deteriorate faster and reduce the lifespan of your heat pump. Therefore, address cracks and holes around windows promptly to avoid faults in the future.

If rooms are contributing to energy losses, consider upgrading the insulation. The IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) stipulates R-values for Dare County and other climate zones. A professional can also help you spot areas of your home that need an upgrade.

Calibrate Your Thermostat

Because your thermostat is at the heart of temperature regulation, its settings should be accurate. If they’re incorrect, your heating system will overwork trying to find the ideal temperatures. Consider re-calibrating your thermostat during your annual tuneup.

Don’t Skip Heating Maintenance

Always ensure there is enough clearance around the heat pump. You can also replace or clean the filters at least once a month.

A professional should handle some of the technical maintenance tasks. Not only do they have the expertise, but you can also uphold your warranty.

A heating system requires proper care to provide reliable warmth during the winter. If your equipment is faulty, schedule an appointment with BAJA Heating & Cooling’s heat pump service team.

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