A heat pump is essential in your home. However, the energy costs can sometimes get out of hand if you do not make an effort to keep your Mitsubishi heat pump running efficiently. It is possible to drop energy costs associated with your heat pump by substantial amounts by simply making sure that it is maintained properly over time. Many of the maintenance can actually be done on your own if you follow a few helpful heat pump tips.
It is always recommended that you do not move your thermostat often when you are trying to maximise the efficiency of your heat pump. This means that you need to determine the ideal temperature to set your thermostat at and leave it at this temperate without moving it frequently. It is possible for the heat pump to run more efficiently if the temperature is regulated. Setting your system to auto is proffered, because it will ensure that it automatically turns off once the desired temperature is reached. If you do not have it set on auto, this might result in the fan running continuously, which will decrease the efficiency of your heat pump and add to energy costs.
It is also important that you remember to change the filters on your heat pump regularly. Not only will this make the heat pump run more efficiently, but it will also extend the lifespan of the pump. It is suggested that the filters are cleaned about once a month and then replaced about every three months. The coils should also be cleaned when you are changing the filter. This is only possible if the indoor coils are accessible on the model of heat pump that you own. Not all indoor coils are accessible and might need to be cleaned by a professional.
It is possible for the airflow of your heat pump system to be dramatically reduced if there is debris in the vicinity of your heat pump. This means that you need to make sure that the surrounding area is maintained. This involves keeping the grass trimmed and making sure that no grass clippings are laying around accumulating. All weeds or plants near the heat pump should be removed. These debris can keep the airflow from flowing freely over time. Before you begin clearing the area around your heat pump, it is best that you turn off your heat pump to ensure safety.