Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear during the years will have some effect on your heat pump’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Taking the time to arrange 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 Durable Service, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will inspect your heat pump for any possible problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure 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 on a monthly basis. You may 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 may want to change your air filter more often 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 inside 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 item that could reduce 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 may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Durable Service.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Durable Service, we can help ensure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 308-995-8177.