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Making Sure Your Heat Pump is Efficient This Winter: Heating Guide

If you are using the heating mode on your heat pump during the winter, you may be paying more than you need to in heating costs if it isn’t working efficiently. At SPS Mechanical, we want to make sure that our customers have the tools to ensure that their heat pump is working as efficiently as possible this winter.

Feel free to call one of our Woolwich Township heat pump experts if you have further questions. Meanwhile, here are a few useful tips to help you get energy-efficient heat through the colder months of the year.

  • Understand Your Thermostat Settings: If you are setting back your thermostat manually, you may be causing your heater to run less efficiently on a newer heat pump model with backup heating. This can be more expensive than keeping your thermostat at consistent temperatures due to the multistage settings of many heat pump models today.
  • Remember To Change Air Filters: Check your owner’s manual, but most manufacturers recommend changing filters once a month or as needed. In order to maintain proper efficiency, the airflow must be a certain cubic feet per minute. A dirty air filter can block airflow and reduce the efficiency over time. A technician will test airflow during a routine visit; however, make sure you change your filters often in the winter.
  • Clean Your Heat Pump Components: While you may not realize it, keeping your heat pump clean is part of maintaining efficiency. Dirty fans and other components can restrict airflow (see above tip) and reduce efficiency. If you aren’t sure how to clean your heat pump or what to look for, call one of our certified technicians for assistance.
  • Duct Cleaning: While it may not be right for every home or situation, a duct cleaning for central heating systems could greatly improve efficiency and indoor air quality. Cleaning the ductwork in your home helps improve airflow and provides an opportunity for the technician to check for other issues related to poor design or improper sealing.

Call the Woolwich Township heat pump experts at SPS Mechanical any time if you have questions about how to maintain the efficiency in your heat pump all winter long.

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