Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While inevitable wear and tear over 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 greatest way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and possibly save some money on your energy bills.
At Booneville Heating & Cooling, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will assess your heat pump for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also make sure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A key 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 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 indoor 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 will start to get a feel for how often you should change it out for a new filter. 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 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 avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another item that could shrink 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Booneville Heating & Cooling.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Booneville Heating & Cooling, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 662-269-8716.