Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear throughout 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. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills.
At Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will evaluate your heat pump for any possible problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also make sure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A key 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 taking a look at your air filter throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. For example, if you have pets, you may want 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 replace it with a new one. Air will flow more freely through 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 lengthen 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, 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 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 Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating, we can help confirm your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at (818) 727-9993.