How to Keep Your Albuquerque Home Comfortable During Cooler Months03/15/2017Maintaining your heat pump is vital to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Albuquerque colder months. If you already called Desert Suns Heating & Cooling for your annual service, you’re absolutely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 505-994-9176 to get one set-up. There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between pro servicing to improve the efficiency of your heat pump and keep it operating 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 regularly and clean or replace them when advised. This is such a easy way to enhance the airflow through your heat pump and maintain peak efficiency. Check to see if your coils and fans are clear for maximum airflow. Diminished airflow makes your heat pump work vigorously and can injure your system’s compressor. Be sure your supply and return registers are ready and clear. If plants have budded up by your outdoor unit or clutter has gathered, be sure to open the area. Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s working correctly. Just turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until your heat pump switches on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on heat pump repair or extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call Desert Suns Heating & Cooling at 505-994-9176 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!