Heat Pump (HVAC) Cold Weather Tips

Proper maintenance is key to efficient operation for all heating and cooling systems. The difference between the energy consumption of a well-maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one ranges from 10% to 25%.  

  • Clean or change filters once a month or as needed.
  • Maintain the system according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Dirty filters, coils, and fans reduce airflow through the system. Reduced airflow decreases system performance and can damage your system’s compressor.
  • Clean outdoor coils whenever they appear dirty.
  • Occasionally, turn off power to the fan and clean it
  • Remove vegetation and clutter from around the outdoor unit.
  • Clean the supply and return registers in your home, and straighten their fins if bent.
  • You should also have a professional technician service your heat pump at least every year.