Winter will inevitably arrive. Don’t wait until your car windows are covered in frost to start preparing your heat pump system. Taking the effort to focus on preventative measures will assist your unit from breaking down during the cold season.
Here are our top recommendations for preparing your heat pump for winter.
Cleaning The Filter:
Your heat pump circulates air, which is filtered by a fine mesh filter inside the unit. It’s no wonder, therefore, that when this dust filter is clean, your heat pump performs optimally. Filters that dirty impede airflow. If your filter is blocked with junk, your heat pump’s heating function will have to work much harder.
If you use your system to heat and cool all year, we recommend having it serviced by a heat pump expert once a year. If you just need to chill in the summer or heat in the winter, a service every two years should be enough.
Clean your heat pump filters every three months in between servicing by vacuuming away the dust. Also, keep the area surrounding your outside unit clean by removing any leaves or weeds that have grown there.
Do Not Attempt To Heat Too Many Rooms At The Same Time:
While many heat pumps can heat numerous rooms at the same time, this isn’t always essential. Furthermore, heating your home this way may take longer. Consider dividing your home into sections and focusing on the important ‘hot places’ you want to keep warm at different times of the day.
This may be the kitchen and the bedroom in the morning. After all, getting out of bed in the winter is simpler when your room isn’t freezing chilly! In the evenings, turn off the bedrooms and turn up the heat in the family room. Set your heat pump timer to turn on 45 minutes before bedtime in the bedrooms. Turn off the heat pump in the living room and any other rooms that aren’t being used before going to bed, and assist keep the heat in by closing curtains and doors.
Understand The Different Modes On Your Unit:
One size does not fit all when it comes to heat pumps. Take some time to learn about the many modes of your heat pump to choose which one is best for your house and family.
In general, you should avoid using Auto mode and instead choose the Heating mode. In Auto mode, the heat pump seeks to maintain homoeostasis by maintaining a predetermined temperature and switching between heating and cooling as the room temperature varies. Because of these modifications, the Auto mode can waste a lot of energy, making it an inefficient way to utilize your heat pump.
You may also use a ‘dry mode,’ depending on the brand of your heat pump, to assist dehumidify a moist environment. Because dry air is easier to heat, use this mode if the moisture level of your indoor air is high, such as while drying clothes or cooking.
Here at Quality Air, we not only build our own home ventilation systems from high-quality components, but we’re also willing to collaborate with a variety of heat pump suppliers. Because we are not bound to any one brand, we will choose the finest option to fit your needs and budget. We install a variety of heat pumps and air conditioners that are tailored to your specific needs. Contact us now for a no-obligation consultation to discuss your requirements and receive professional advice on the best match for your house.