Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear over the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance is the best way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills.
At HCE Systems, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will inspect your heat pump for any potential problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A critical part of a clean heat pump is a clean air filter. And while our experts will change your air filter during heat pump maintenance, you can help keep your heat pump efficient by taking a look at your air filter throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter on a monthly basis. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. For instance, if you have pets, you might need to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely inside your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality in addition to a rise 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 preventable wear and tear on its components.
Another item that could reduce your heat pump’s efficiency is leaking ductwork. If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently deliver air throughout your home. And even though your heat pump will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at HCE Systems.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At HCE Systems, we can help confirm your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 276-302-0076.