Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While unescapable wear and tear during 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 number one way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and possibly save some money on your utility bills.
At Central Air LLC, 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. A key part of a clean heat pump is a clean air filter. While we’ll always 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 may 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 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 out for a new filter. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience 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 item that could shrink 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Central Air LLC.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Central Air LLC, we can help confirm your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 203-357-5913.