Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unavoidable 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. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and probably save some money on your utility bills.
At Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will assess your heat pump for any possible problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also confirm 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 may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the environment in your home. As an example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more regularly 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 through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality in addition to an 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 has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components.
Another factor that could reduce 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help confirm your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 512-355-1482.