Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unavoidable wear and tear during the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the main 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 operating as it should and probably save some money on your energy costs.
At Smyth Air Conditioning Inc, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will assess your heat pump for any probable 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. Even though we 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 might need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your indoor environment. For instance, 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 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 is forced to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable 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, 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Smyth Air Conditioning Inc, we can help confirm your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 561-533-6066 .