Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unavoidable wear and tear throughout the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the leading culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular heat pump maintenance performed is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and probably save some money on your utility bills.
At A2Z Air Inc, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will inspect your heat pump for any potential 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. 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 on a monthly basis. You might need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the environment in your home. As an 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 start to understand how often you should change it out for a new filter. Air will flow more freely inside 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 improve 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 unnecessary wear and tear on its components.
Another item that could reduce 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 professionals at A2Z Air Inc.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. 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.