Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable wear and tear during 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. Ensuring you have 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 energy bills.
At A2Z Air Inc, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will inspect your heat pump for any potential 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. Even though we 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 monthly. You might need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. As an example, if you have pets, you might need 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 throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality in addition to a positive increase 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 has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another factor that could shrink 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. 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 key. At A2Z Air Inc, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 561-270-6228.