Tips to prepare your heat pump for winter weather

Tips to prepare your heat pump for winter weather

Help your HVAC unit weather our wet west coast winter

‘Tis the season for cold wet weather. Is your heat pump prepared to weather a season of rain, snow, and wind?

Even the most dependable HVAC equipment and controls can run into problems from fluctuating seasonal temperatures if you don’t prepare your system for peak performance.

To ensure optimal HVAC system operation, now is the time to take action. Seasonal preparedness will lower your utility costs, decrease energy consumption, and ensure indoor air quality comfort throughout the winter months.

Here are some quick and easy steps that every homeowner can follow to ensure their heat pump is in top working order.

Outdoor tips to safeguard the efficiency of your HVAC unit this winter

  • Clear vegetation from outdoor HVAC units.

Any plants, shrubs, or trees growing near your heat pump should be removed, along with any fallen branches and leaves that have piled up. Debris that gets caught in the fan will cause strain and eventually lead to a breakdown.

  • Check the wiring connections and insulation.
  • Inspect the fan blade for any damage.
  • Verify that the outdoor temperature sensors are clear and in the right location.
  • Make sure that all panels are safe and secure. Tighten any loose bolts, fasteners, and metal.

Indoor tips to safeguard the efficiency of your HVAC unit this winter

  • Inspect the air filter.

When it doubt, replace your heat pump’s air filter. If you can’t remember the last time the air filter was replaced, give us a quick call. We keep excellent records and can let you know whether a replacement is necessary or not.

  • Check the electrical wires.

Make sure that all of your heat pump’s electrical connections are secure and not damaged.

  • Check thermostat settings.

Take a look at your thermostat’s settings. When temperatures change, heating preferences change, so it’s a good idea to adjust your settings accordingly. It’s also a good idea to change the batteries before they die and you wake up with frost on your toes.

It could also be right time to upgrade your current thermostat for smart one. Call us to find out which ones we recommend and what would work best with your system.

annual heat pump maintenanceTo make sure that your heat pump is prepared for winter weather, it’s a good idea to have a professional HVAC technician inspect your heating unit. We have the tools and the knowledge to inspect and repair all types of damage to your heat pump.

Whatever time of year it is, it’s always a good idea to repair any minor issues with your HVAC system before they lead to larger, costly issues. Signs of problems with your heat pump could include strange noises, odors, poor air quality, inconsistent temperatures, and a rise in heating costs.

Click here to find out why seasonal maintenance is always a good idea.

We offer a free annual maintenance reminder program that will keep your mind at ease and your heat pump working well all year-round. Click here to sign up now!

Why Choose Temprite Climate Solutions?

We are registered Daikin Comfort Professionals who offer experienced service, maintenance, repair, and free in-home consultations. We are a friendly team intimate with heating and cooling systems, and committed to providing nothing but stellar customer service.

We’re only a phone call away! Give us a call us at 250-465-2490 or, if you prefer, send us an email at

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