How to Keep Your Thousand Oaks Home Comfortable During Cooler Months03/15/2017Maintaining your heat pump is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Thousand Oaks chill. If you already called Air Max HVAC Inc for your annual check-up, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 805-217-8662 to get one scheduled. There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between professional servicing to advance the efficiency of your heat pump and keep it running in the best shape. Try these heat pump maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or change them when recommended. This is such a simple way to improve the airflow through your heat pump and uphold top efficiency. Look to see if your coils and fans are clear for maximum airflow. Reduced airflow makes your heat pump work vigorously and can harm your system’s compressor. Be sure your supply and return registers are ready and clear. If plants have grown up by your outdoor unit or a mess has accumulated, be sure to open the area. Test your thermostat regularly to ensure that it’s operating correctly. Merely turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until your heat pump turns on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on heat pump repair or additional 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 arrange a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Air Max HVAC Inc at 805-217-8662 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!