A properly performing heat pump will ensure that you can stay warm throughout the upcoming winter. There are things you can do yourself that will help you get the most out of your heating system and some things that are better left to a professional HVAC contractor. But together, these steps can help you save up to 15 to 25 percent on your heating expenses.

One easy step you should do is replace the filters. Follow the manufacturer’s suggestions on how regularly they should be changed, usually once a month or so. This will help avoid a build-up of debris preventing air from being able to pass through. You should also clean the outdoor unit occasionally. You can simply spray it down with the water hose to knock the dirt off of the fins. Also sweep away any leaves, grass clippings, or other debris so that it doesn’t hinder the unit’s performance.

The most important thing you can do though is to hire an HVAC contractor to inspect your heat pump each year. Now, before winter hits, is the best time to have it done so that you know you are prepared for winter. Here are a few of the things they will do to make sure your heat pump is working optimally:

Inspect for and seal any duct leaks Ensure that the refrigerant levels are correct

Measure airflow

Lubricate motors and other moving parts

Check for worn-down parts and replace them

For more information on how to get the most out of your heat pump this winter, contact Pipe Works Services, Inc. today. We proudly serve the state of New Jersey. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas.

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