Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unavoidable wear and tear throughout the years will have some effect on your heat pump’s efficiency, the leading 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 operating as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills.
At Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will inspect 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. 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 taking a look at your air filter throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. For example, if you have pets, you may want to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you will start to get a feel for 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 a positive increase 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 avoidable 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’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 professionals at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co..
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we can help ensure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 863-216-2923.