When you stop and think about how a heat pump works, it’s likely one of the more fascinating inventions. But, you probably don’t think much about the “how” behind your home getting heated and cooled. You’re just happy that your heat pump works great and keeps your home comfortable year-round.
However, because your heat pump both heats and cools your home, it’s working around the clock without ever ceasing. It can take on a lot of wear and tear each year, and heating maintenance is crucial to making sure it continues to work great. If you need heat pump repair in New Braunfels, our team can help. In the meantime, keep reading to learn why heating maintenance is one of the best investments you can make in your home.
Lower Your Energy Bills
If you opened your most recent energy bill and your jaw hit the floor, your energy costs are too high. If you maintain standard heating and cooling settings, you should never receive a surprise bill that is significantly higher than the month before. If you do, something may be wrong with your heat pump. If your heat pump is working harder to provide the same results, your energy bills are increasing without changes to your home’s temperature.
Common problems that can increase your energy bill include:
- Dirty air filter
- Poor refrigerant charge due to a leak
- Loose or malfunctioning parts
Maintain Proper Airflow
Your heat pump relies on incoming airflow so it has air to heat and blow into your home. If the airflow is restricted because of a dirty air filter or blockage somewhere, your heat pump may begin to work harder to bring air into the system. Other airflow problems can come from leaks in your ductwork that is allowing heated air to escape before it reaches your home. A heating maintenance appointment allows a technician to check all of these components and ensure your unit has great airflow.
Avoiding Broken Parts
Nothing breaks overnight. If you wake up one day and your heater isn’t working, it’s likely that the problem started long before that day and simply went unnoticed. When one of our technicians inspects your unit for heating maintenance, we can identify those sometimes silent problems. It’s easy to know that something is wrong when you hear loud clanging, rattling, or smell and unusual odors. But not all problems are that obvious.
When your heat pump begins to have problems, the temperature of your air may not be as warm. When you hold your hand up to an air vent and your heater is on, you should feel a steady stream of warm air. The air shouldn’t feel lukewarm or cool. If you notice that your heater is blowing lukewarm or cool air, that’s a problem. Don’t ignore it just because your home’s overall temperature still feels comfortable.
Our professionals are ready to take care of you when you reach out. Contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.