How to Keep Your Sylmar Home Comfortable During Cooler Months03/15/2017Maintaining your heat pump is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Sylmar colder months. If you already called American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 818-370-7266 to get one on the calendar. There are many easy things you can do in between pro servicing to improve the efficiency of your heat pump and keep it functioning in tip top shape. Try these heat pump maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters often and clean or swap them when recommended. This is such a easy way to enhance the airflow through your heat pump and preserve top efficiency. Check to see if your coils and fans are accessible for maximum airflow. Decreased airflow makes your heat pump work vigorously and can injure your system’s compressor. Confirm that your supply and return registers are exposed and clear. If plants have budded up by your outdoor unit or clutter has collected, be sure to clear the area. Test your thermostat often to guarantee that it’s working correctly. Just turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until your heat pump switches on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on heat pump repair or more thermostat tips, or give us a call. Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning at 818-370-7266 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!