How to Keep Your Bakersfield Home Comfortable During Cooler Months Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to stay warm during the cooler months in Bakersfield, your heat pump will demand some maintenance to keep operating at its best. If you’ve already booked your annual tune-up with Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing, you’re right on schedule. Don’t be too concered if you haven’t, there’s still time! Give us a call at [[phonenumber]] to schedule your appointment. Between professional tune-ups, there are many things you can do to keep your heat pump running at its maximum performance. Try these maintenance ideas to keep your heat pump on track:Are your coils and fans clear for optimal airflow? Reduced airflow makes your heat pump work harder and can damage your system’s compressor.Your supply and return registers should be open and clear. Check your filters often and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t highlight this enough. It’s an easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency.Clear the area around your outdoor unit if a mess has accumulated or plants have dominated the zone.To check that your system is working correctly, test your thermostat frequently. Turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until you hear your heat pump start. If you don’t hear anything, check out our blog post on heat pump repair for thermostat next steps or schedule an appointment with us.Keeping you comfortable this winter is a priority for us. If you want to hear more about heat pump maintenance or would like to make an appointment with one of our technicians, call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.