- Remove leaves and mulch away from the underside of your outdoor units. If these things remain, it could hinder the heat absorption process and the defrosting features of the unit.
- Watch out for excessive frosting or icing on the coils of your outdoor units. If it persists, contact a qualified mechanical service provider to determine possible causes for the icing.
- Always check and replace indoor filters. If you cannot find MERV 13 filters, a good, pleated filter is fine.
- Make sure you heat pump is not making any unusual noises. To verify, turn up the heat on your unit and go outside to listen.
- Pay attention to your electric bill. If your bill is alarmingly high, check your heat pump to ensure that your electric heat is not needlessly running to make up for a poorly functioning equipment.
- If your heat is oil or gas, it is always best to have a professional check the burners, the pressure, filters, vents, and test for carbon monoxide emissions.
Check your dryer vents particularly in the winter when higher dryer settings are used more often. Removing accumulated lint from your vent tubing will prevent dryer failure and possible fires.