Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unavoidable wear and tear during 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 number one way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and potentially save some money on your energy costs.
At Cooler Tymes LLC, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will evaluate your heat pump for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure 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 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 the environment in your home. For 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 will start to get a feel for how often you should replace with a new one. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice 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 avoidable 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’ll be harder for your system 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Cooler Tymes LLC.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Cooler Tymes LLC, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 623-208-6444.