Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear throughout the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance performed is the best way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and possibly save some money on your utility bills.
At North Mechanical Heating and Cooling, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will assess 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 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 taking a look at your air filter throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. You may 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 frequently 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 inside your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved air quality in addition to an 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, your system needs to work 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At North Mechanical Heating and Cooling, we can help ensure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 928-263-8570.