Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear over the years will have some effect on 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 is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and potentially save some money on your energy bills.
At Speedy Air Conditioning, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will inspect your heat pump for any probable 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. And while our experts will change your air filter during heat pump maintenance, you can help keep your heat pump efficient by seeing if your air filter needs to be replaced throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter on a monthly basis. You might 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 often than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll start to understand how often you should replace it with a new one. Air will flow more freely throughout 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 extend 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 preventable wear and tear on its components.
Another thing that could shrink your heat pump’s efficiency is leaking ductwork. If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it forces your system to work even 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 Speedy Air Conditioning.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Speedy Air Conditioning, we can help confirm your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 239-244-3439.