Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear over the years will cause some impact on your heat pump’s efficiency, the leading 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 performing as it should and potentially save some money on your energy costs.
At Kilbourne Heating & AC, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will inspect your heat pump for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also make sure 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 seeing if your air filter needs to be replaced 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 the environment in your home. For instance, 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 start to understand 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 experience improved air quality in addition to a positive increase 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 needs to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another factor that could decrease 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 may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Kilbourne Heating & AC.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Kilbourne Heating & AC, we can help confirm your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 561-287-7071.