Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear over the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the main 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 performing as it should and possibly save some money on your energy bills.
At Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will assess your heat pump for any potential problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also confirm your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important 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 monthly. You could 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 begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely through 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 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 unnecessary wear and tear on its components.
Another thing 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 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 Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, we can help ensure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 740-474-5940.