Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear throughout the years will cause some impact 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 performed is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and probably save some money on your energy costs.
At Integrity AC & Heating LLC, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will evaluate 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. A critical 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 home’s environment. For instance, if you have pets, you may want 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 notice improved air quality in addition to a rise 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, 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Integrity AC & Heating LLC.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Integrity AC & Heating LLC, we can help ensure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 602-971-0567.