Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unavoidable 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. Taking the time to arrange regular heat pump maintenance is the number one way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills.
At AC Sales, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will evaluate 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. 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 taking a look at your air filter throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter monthly. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your indoor environment. For example, if you have pets, you may 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 throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality in addition to an increase 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 needs to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components.
Another factor 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 may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at AC Sales.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At AC Sales, we can help ensure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at (337) 234-2345.