How to Keep Your Tampa Bay Home Comfortable During Cooler Months03/15/2017Maintaining your heat pump is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the Tampa Bay colder months. If you already called Langford Cooling for your annual check-up, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 813-898-9553 to get one scheduled. There are plenty of simple things you can do in between expert maintenance to increase the efficiency of your heat pump and keep it running in peak 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 replace them when advised. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your heat pump and uphold maximum efficiency. Look to see if your coils and fans are accessible for optimum airflow. Decreased airflow makes your heat pump work harder and can harm your system’s compressor. Certify that your supply and return registers are exposed and clear. If plants have budded up around your outdoor unit or clutter has collected, be sure to clean the area. Test your thermostat often to ensure that it’s operating correctly. Merely turn it on and gradually lift the temperature setting until your heat pump flips on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on heat pump repair or more thermostat tips, or give us a call. Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Langford Cooling at 813-898-9553 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!