How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?

January 12, 2018

Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unavoidable wear and tear during the years will have some effect on your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular heat pump maintenance performed is the number one way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills.

At A2Z Air Inc, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will evaluate your heat pump for any possible problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure 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 on a monthly basis. You may 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 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 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 has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components.

Another item that could shrink 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at A2Z Air Inc.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At A2Z Air Inc, we can help confirm your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 561-270-6228.