Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear over the years will have some effect on your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular heat pump maintenance performed is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and potentially save some money on your energy bills.
At AZ Air Conditioning and Heating, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will evaluate 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. A critical 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 seeing if your air filter needs to be replaced throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter on a monthly basis. You might 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 need 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 with a new one. Air will flow more freely through 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 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 avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another thing that could reduce 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 professionals at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At AZ Air Conditioning and Heating, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 800-296-5088.