Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable wear and tear over 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. Ensuring you have regular heat pump maintenance is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills.
At Point Heating & Cooling, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will evaluate your heat pump for any potential 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. And while our experts 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. For instance, if you have pets, you might 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 through 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 is forced to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components.
Another item that could reduce 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Point Heating & Cooling.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Point Heating & Cooling, we can help ensure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 715-504-0533.