Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear during the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and possibly save some money on your energy bills.
At Three Rivers Heating & Cooling, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will inspect your heat pump for any potential 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 every month. You might need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the environment in your home. As an example, if you have pets, you may want to change your air filter more regularly than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. 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 improve 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 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Three Rivers Heating & Cooling, we can help make sure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 503-213-4433.