Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While inevitable wear and tear over the years will cause some impact on your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Taking the time to arrange regular heat pump maintenance is the best way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and possibly save some money on your energy costs.
At Pepper AC & Heat, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will assess 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 checking and replacing it throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. You might need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the environment in your home. As an example, 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 will start to get a feel for how often you should replace it with a new one. Air will flow more freely inside 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 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 team at Pepper AC & Heat.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Pepper AC & Heat, we can help make sure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 940-202-1184.