Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While inevitable wear and tear throughout the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Taking the time to arrange regular heat pump maintenance is the number one way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and potentially save some money on your energy costs.
At Assured Appliance & Heating & Air, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will evaluate your heat pump for any possible problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important part of a clean heat pump is a clean air filter. While we’ll always change your air filter during heat pump maintenance, you can help keep your heat pump efficient by checking and replacing it throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the environment in your home. For instance, if you have pets, you might need to change your air filter more often than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it out for a new filter. Air will flow more freely inside your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality in addition to a positive increase in heat pump efficiency. You could also lengthen the life expectancy of your heat pump by keeping its filter clean. That’s because your heat pump is forced to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another thing that could decrease your heat pump’s efficiency is leaking ductwork. If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, your system needs to work harder to efficiently deliver air throughout your home. And even though your heat pump will be working overtime, you may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Assured Appliance & Heating & Air.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Assured Appliance & Heating & Air, we can help ensure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at +1 847-293-0047.