Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear over the years will cause some impact 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 performed is the best way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and probably save some money on your utility bills.
At A&M Heating & Cooling LLC, we recommend 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. While we’ll always 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 indoor environment. For 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 will start to get a feel for 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 see 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 is forced to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components.
Another item that could shrink 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at A&M Heating & Cooling LLC.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At A&M Heating & Cooling LLC, we can help ensure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 520-200-1048.