Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While inevitable wear and tear over the years will impact 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 potentially save some money on your utility bills.
At Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., 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. A key 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 monthly. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s 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’ll start to understand how often you should change it out for a new filter. Air will flow more freely throughout 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 preventable 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 forces your system to work even 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc..
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., we can help ensure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 862-345-6896.