How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?

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Were you aware 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 main 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 energy costs.

At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will assess your heat pump for any possible problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also confirm your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A critical 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 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 notice 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 has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components.

Another factor 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 experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc..

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we can help make sure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 918-682-8238, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.

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