Just like every other appliance in your home, your heat pump can wear out over time. While routine maintenance and other regular care can help, there are still more steps you can take to make your heat pump in Morganfield, KY, last longer. If you’re looking to make your HVAC system last as long as possible, consider some of the following tips and tricks.

Clean the Filters

The filters in your heat pump are responsible for cleaning the air that you breathe, but they are also in charge of keeping dust and debris out of your HVAC system’s parts. A dirty filter that is full of debris is no longer able to help protect the unit itself. If a piece of debris gets into the HVAC system, it can do serious damage to the electrical components.

Check Outside for Nearby Plants

The area surrounding the HVAC system outside is almost as important as the equipment itself. Plants and weeds that are growing too close to the HVAC system can harm the unit. Experts typically advise that you keep plants at least 3 feet away from your HVAC system.

Calibrate the Thermostat

Having an HVAC technician properly calibrate the thermostat to the heat pump can reduce the amount of work it has to do. If the HVAC system and the thermostat become uncalibrated, the thermostat can show a reading that gives the heat pump misinformation. This results in a system that runs too much or short-cycles, either of which can reduce the life expectancy of the system.

Have Regular Heat Pump Maintenance

Ultimately, nothing can lengthen the lifespan of an HVAC system like professional maintenance. Routine maintenance by an HVAC professional can help keep all the parts of your heat pump operating correctly and allow the technician to identify any small issues before they turn into large problems.

E&M Heating Plumbing and Air Conditioning has been increasing the comfort and efficiency of homes in Morganfield and the rest of western Kentucky for years. Call us today to find out how we can help extend the life of your HVAC system.

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