4 Tips for Using Heat Pumps Efficiently This Winter

Heat pumps are a highly efficient way to heat your Avon Park, FL, home. But did you know you could be doing more to increase their efficiency? Here are four tips for using heat pumps efficiently in winter:

Leave the Thermostat Alone

If you’re a first-time heat pump owner, you might find it alarming to feel cool air coming from the vents. Before you run to the thermostat to change the setting, know this: cool air coming from the vents is normal during the operation of a heat pump. If you consistently readjust the thermostat, this can activate the auxiliary heater (the backup heater), which uses more energy and affects the heat pump’s efficiency.

Ensure Proper Heat Pump/Thermostat Pairing

Smart thermostats can control the heating and cooling stages on the heat pump and the backup heating element. If a smart thermostat controls your heat pump, have our senior service technicians professionally inspect it to ensure it uses the supplemental heating source correctly.

Clean the Outdoor Coils

Florida’s year-round mild temperatures mean that you’re probably still mowing your lawn and tending to other parts of your landscaping, even in winter. So, keep the outdoor coils on the exterior part of the heat pump system clean. Remove debris like grass clippings, mulch and leaves to maintain good airflow and extend the system’s lifespan.

Have Heat Pumps Professionally Serviced

Although winter might be in full swing now, there’s still time to have the heat pump professionally serviced for maximum benefits. Schedule heat pump maintenance so that we can lubricate all its mechanical parts and ensure nothing is obstructing the heat pump’s airflow.

Heat pumps are one of the most efficient heating systems available today. If you think your heat pump should work better, contact us at Miller’s Central Air, Inc. for heat pump services. You’ll get more dependable heating this winter.

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