How to Keep Your Opelika Home Comfortable During Cooler Months03/15/2017Maintaining your heat pump is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Opelika colder months. If you already called Farnell Mechanical, Inc. for your annual check-up, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 334-524-2458 to get one scheduled. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between professional servicing to increase the efficiency of your heat pump and keep it running in tip top shape. Try these heat pump maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters often and clean or change them when suggested. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your heat pump and maintain peak efficiency. Look to see if your coils and fans are clear for optimum airflow. Diminished airflow makes your heat pump work vigorously and can injure your system’s compressor. Confirm that your supply and return registers are ready and clear. If plants have sprouted up near your outdoor unit or a mess has accumulated, be sure to clear the area. Test your thermostat frequently to guarantee that it’s operating appropriately. Simply turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until your heat pump turns on. If it doesn’t turn on, look 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc. at 334-524-2458 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!