Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While unavoidable wear and tear during the years will cause some impact on your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Taking the time to arrange regular heat pump maintenance is the best way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and probably save some money on your utility bills.
At Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, 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. 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 seeing if your air filter needs to be replaced throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the environment in your home. For instance, 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’ll start to understand how often you should replace it with a new one. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality in addition to a rise in heat pump efficiency. You could also improve 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 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 519-296-4437.