Your heat pump in Milton, DE, has worked hard this summer. As a result, you’ve likely seen a rise in your energy bill. But you can do a lot to ensure the system runs efficiently and doesn’t raise the bill too much. Below are some tips that will help you maintain energy-efficient cooling and heating this fall and winter.

Replace the Air Filter

The air filter in the return vent needs replacing or the dirt and dust on it will hinder airflow. That will wear out your motor and force it to use more energy to deliver the same amount of air.

For the same reason, make sure you’re not blocking your supply vents with furniture or other obstructions. Also, change your air filter every 30-90 days.

Clean Around the Outdoor Compressor

The compressor, your outdoor unit, releases the heat that the indoor unit absorbs from your home. Keep the surroundings free of fallen leaves or overgrown shrubbery. By doing so, you’ll ensure that the heat does get released rather than going back into your home when your heat pump is in cooling mode.

Program the Thermostat Correctly

Don’t set your indoor temperature so low, but rather set it at an energy-efficient 72-78 degrees. This is the ideal temperature. Every degree you raise it above 78 can save you an additional 2% to 4%.

Set the Fan on Auto

To save energy, only have the blower fan run when the heat pump is in operation. To do this, you need to keep the thermostat’s setting on auto. Remember that excessive and unnecessary use of the heat pump will make it wear out faster and need a repair.

Alltemp Air would love to set you up for heat pump maintenance. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. The work of our NATE-certified service technicians will help you achieve more energy-efficient cooling and heating this fall and winter.

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