How to Keep Your Bakersfield Home Comfortable During Cooler Months03/15/2017Maintaining your heat pump is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Bakersfield colder months. If you already called Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing for your annual tune-up, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 661-437-3499 to get one on the calendar. There are lots of simple things you can do in between professional tune-ups to increase the efficiency of your heat pump and keep it functioning in peak shape. Try these heat pump maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or swap them when recommended. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your heat pump and preserve maximum efficiency. Look to see if your coils and fans are clear for optimum airflow. Decreased airflow makes your heat pump work more and can injure your system’s compressor. Certify that your supply and return registers are exposed and clear. If plants have grown up by your outdoor unit or clutter has accumulated, be sure to open the area. Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s working correctly. Just turn it on and gradually raise the temperature setting until your heat pump flips on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on heat pump repair or extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 661-437-3499 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!