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Warmer Temperatures Are Here: Is Your Heat Pump Ready?

Warmer Temperatures Are Here: Is Your Heat Pump Ready?

Heat pumps offer versatile heating and cooling for your Newnan, GA, home, and with summer approaching, you want to ensure your system keeps your household comfortable. Here are some ways to prepare the system for the rising temperatures ahead.

Schedule a Heat Pump Inspection

Just because your system worked well during the winter doesn’t mean it’s ready for summer. Have your heat pump inspected before warmer temperatures arrive. During the inspection, an HVAC technician will perform several checks, including testing the pump’s connections and airflow. The inspection will ensure it’s ready for summer action, but it also reduces the chances of unexpected breakdowns and improves your system’s longevity.

Adjust the Thermostat Settings

After your heat pump’s been inspected, the next thing to do is activate the cooling mode. Skipping this step can cause it to malfunction, and your home will be unbearably hot. Activating the cool mode is easy. Just switch from heat to cool mode. Don’t forget to turn the fan to “auto.” Sometimes, people forget and keep the fan in the “on” position. Leaving it set to this position wastes energy, and because the fan is running nonstop, it puts unnecessary strain on your heat pump and can lead to frequent breakdowns.

Change the Filter

If you’ve scheduled a pre-summer tune-up, your service technician will change the air filter. However, still, check it frequently throughout the season. Dirty filters can affect indoor air quality and reduce your system’s efficiency. Most need to be changed every 30-90 days, depending on the type of filter. Refer to your owner’s manual for more information about filter changes, or ask your service technician for recommendations.

Heat pumps work well in homes throughout the region, providing reliable heating and cooling, and require relatively little maintenance. Call Merrell & Associates today to schedule a maintenance appointment and ensure your system is ready to keep you cool this summer.

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