The brisk fall air is starting to sweep in. It’s time to get your home ready for the chilly months ahead. If you have a fall checklist, it’s time to put your heating system at the very top. The tips below will help you improve your home comfort and decrease energy costs. Talk about a win-win situation!
Let’s start with one of the most important components of your heating system–the heat pump. Fall is the perfect time of year to have your heat pump maintained. Heat pumps are the reason why your home is warm in the winter.
If you have an outdoor unit, clear the area of any and all debris. Heat pumps need 18 inches of clearance to perform at peak efficiency. Therefore, any foliage, dirt, grass clippings, etc. could hinder performance. Debris forces the heat pump to use more energy to keep running. Clearly, this could eventually lead to complications or a complete system failure in the future.
Once your unit is free of debris, your heat pump needs professional maintenance. Air Treatment Company’s home heating services can repair and tune-up your heat pump in no time. If your current system is not performing properly, a new energy efficient heat pump upgrade might be right for you. We offer standard heat pumps, water source heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps. If you want your home to be warm and toasty this winter, call (703) 270-0881.