Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable wear and tear throughout 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 performed is the best way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and probably save some money on your utility bills.
At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will assess your heat pump for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A critical part of a clean heat pump is a clean air filter. While we’ll always 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 every month. You could 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 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 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 avoidable 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, 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc..
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 918-682-8238.