How to Keep Your Orange County Home Comfortable During Cooler Months03/15/2017Maintaining your heat pump is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Orange County winter. If you already called Ocean Air Conditioning for your annual check-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 949-525-9119 to get one set-up. There are plenty of simple things you can do in between professional maintenance to increase 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 highlight this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or change them when advised. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your heat pump and maintain maximum efficiency. Determine if your coils and fans are open for optimum airflow. Decreased airflow makes your heat pump work more and can injure your system’s compressor. Be sure your supply and return registers are exposed and clear. If plants have grown up near your outdoor unit or clutter has gathered, be sure to clean the area. Test your thermostat often to guarantee that it’s operating appropriately. Merely turn it on and gently increase the temperature setting until your heat pump flips on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on heat pump repair or additional 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 set-up a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Ocean Air Conditioning at 949-525-9119 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!