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A Heat Pump Owner’s Guide to Spring

Spring has come quite early this year, which means that we’re on borrowed time when it comes to preparation. Before you know it, the sun is going to be out and the temperature is going to rise above 70 degrees. Time really flies, and that wonderful weather is going to be an opportunity to make sure your heat pump is in good shape for the summer and fall.

So, next you might be asking, what should I be doing to help prepare my heat pump for the spring, summer, or fall? And this is a great question, one that we’d like to walk you through. The most important thing would be scheduling heat pump maintenance in Cedar Rapids, IA. But that’s not all, and there are a few important tips and tricks that could save you money and time in the coming months.

Let’s get into a practical guide to owning a heat pump in spring.

Examine the System for Wear and Tear

Now that the weather is starting to warm up considerably, it’s easier to spend time outdoors. Perhaps you’ve been enjoying some walks with your dog, or some outdoor activities like hiking or gardening. The weather is only going to get warmer, so take this opportunity to examine your heat pump system.

Start with the interior components that have been working throughout the winter, and then check on the outdoor components that might have been covered in ice and snow for a few days. These components could have been negatively impacted by the cold and extreme weather events. If you see any dents, signs of breaking, or other issues, then we’d recommend scheduling a repair. Otherwise, move on to the next step.

Set the Thermostat Correctly

A heat pump is only as good as the thermostat that controls it. This is an important factor to consider. Your thermostat should be set to whatever your home needs, whether it’s cooling or heating. Until about mid-march to early April, you’ll likely keep it set to heating mode. Then, shift it over to cooling mode when things get hot in May.

Think About an Upgrade

If your old analog or digital thermostat isn’t very impressive, then it might be time for an upgrade. This can be a great idea if you have a heat pump. Smart thermostats can be programmed to run your heat pump differently depending on your preferences or the time of the day. This will cut your bills down considerably and even reduce your need to constantly shift the temperature at the thermostat.

A Wi-Fi thermostat can also be operated by your smartphone when you’re home or on vacation. Add this convenience to your lifestyle so you can be a better heat pump owner and operator.

Invest in Professional Maintenance

Nothing works quite like professional maintenance. Heat pumps, since they work both during heating and cooling seasons, require maintenance twice a year. This is the perfect time to get heat pump maintenance for your system so it can be ready for the spring and summer.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Rapids area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online. 

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