Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable 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 performed is the number one way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills.
At B&D Air Conditioning, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will inspect your heat pump for any possible 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. 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 on a monthly basis. You may 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 frequently than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it out for a new filter. 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 needs to work 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, your system needs to work harder to efficiently deliver air throughout your home. And even though your heat pump will be working overtime, you may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at B&D Air Conditioning.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At B&D Air Conditioning, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 928-432-6018.