Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While unavoidable 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 is the best way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and potentially save some money on your energy bills.
At Indoor Comfort Systems HVAC, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will inspect 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. An important 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 on a monthly basis. You might need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your indoor environment. As an example, if you have pets, you may want to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll start to understand how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality in addition to an 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 has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts preventable 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Indoor Comfort Systems HVAC.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Indoor Comfort Systems HVAC, we can help confirm your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 215-741-5505.