Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While inevitable wear and tear over the years will have some effect on your heat pump’s efficiency, the leading culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance is the number one way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and probably save some money on your utility bills.
At Myers Furnace Company, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will assess 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. A key 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 seeing if your air filter needs to be replaced throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter on a monthly basis. You might need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your indoor environment. For example, if you have pets, you may want to change your air filter more often than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should replace it with a new one. 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 lengthen the life expectancy of your heat pump by keeping its filter clean. That’s because your heat pump is forced to work 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 forces your system to work even 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Myers Furnace Company.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Myers Furnace Company, we can help make sure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 816-249-1619.