Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While unescapable wear and tear over the years will have some effect on 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 operating as it should and possibly save some money on your utility bills.
At Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc., we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will evaluate your heat pump for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also confirm 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 checking and replacing it throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. As an example, if you have pets, you may want to change your air filter more often 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. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved air quality in addition to a positive 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 unnecessary wear and tear on its components.
Another thing that could shrink your heat pump’s efficiency is leaking ductwork. If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system 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 Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc..
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc., we can help confirm your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 270-358-3167.