How to Keep Your Port St. Lucie Home Comfortable During Cooler Months


Maintaining your heat pump is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Port St. Lucie chill. If you already called Custom Air Systems Inc for your annual tune-up, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 772-247-2283 to get one on the calendar.

There are many straightforward things you can do in between pro maintenance to increase the efficiency of your heat pump and keep it running in the best shape. Try these heat pump maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters often and clean or replace them when advised. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your heat pump and maintain peak efficiency.
  • Determine if your coils and fans are open for ideal airflow. Reduced airflow makes your heat pump work harder and can injure your system’s compressor.
  • Be sure your supply and return registers are exposed and clear.
  • If plants have grown up around your outdoor unit or a mess has gathered, be sure to clear the area.
  • Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s working properly. Simply turn it on and slowly lift the temperature setting until your heat pump switches on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on heat pump repair or more thermostat tips, or give us a call.

Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our experts, call Custom Air Systems Inc at 772-247-2283 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!

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