Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear throughout 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 possibly save some money on your utility bills.
At Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will inspect your heat pump for any probable 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. Even though we 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 indoor environment. For instance, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more frequently 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 inside your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved air quality in addition to a rise 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 item 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team 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 critical. At Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we can help ensure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 863-216-2923.