Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear during the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular heat pump maintenance performed is the best way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills.
At Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will assess your heat pump for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also make sure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important part of a clean heat pump is a clean air filter. Even though we will 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 your indoor environment. 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 through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved air quality in addition to an increase in heat pump efficiency. You could also improve the life expectancy of your heat pump by keeping its filter clean. That’s because your heat pump needs to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another item that could shrink 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help make sure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 402-509-5940.