Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable wear and tear over the years will impact 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 probably save some money on your energy bills.
At Aggressive Mechanical, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will inspect 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. An important 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 monthly. 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 might need to change your air filter more regularly than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll start to understand 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 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 preventable wear and tear on its components.
Another item that could decrease 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Aggressive Mechanical.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Aggressive Mechanical, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 732-806-5536.