Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable wear and tear during the years will have some effect on your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular 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 potentially save some money on your energy bills.
At Alpine Summit Heating & Cooling, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will evaluate your heat pump for any potential problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also confirm 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 taking a look at your air filter throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter on a monthly basis. You could 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 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 change it. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved air quality in addition to a rise in heat pump efficiency. You could also extend the life expectancy of your heat pump by keeping its filter clean. That’s because your heat pump needs to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components.
Another factor that could decrease 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 Alpine Summit Heating & Cooling.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Alpine Summit Heating & Cooling, we can help ensure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 208-561-1226.