Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear throughout the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance performed is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills.
At Custom Air Systems Inc, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, 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. A critical 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 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 your indoor environment. For example, if you have pets, you might need to change your air filter more regularly than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you will start to get a feel for how often you should replace with a new one. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality in addition to a rise in heat pump efficiency. You could also extend 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 avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another item that could decrease 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 may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Custom Air Systems Inc.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Custom Air Systems Inc, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 772-247-2283.