Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unavoidable wear and tear throughout the years will impact 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 best way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills.
At Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., 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 make sure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important part of a clean heat pump is a clean air filter. And while our experts will 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 every month. You might 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 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 preventable wear and tear on its components.
Another factor that could shrink 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 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 Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc..
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 862-345-6896.