Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While inevitable wear and tear during the years will impact 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 best way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and possibly save some money on your utility bills.
At Gordon Air Conditioning, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will evaluate your heat pump for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also make sure 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 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. For instance, 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 will start to get a feel for how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice 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 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, 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 professionals at Gordon Air Conditioning.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Gordon Air Conditioning, we can help make sure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 850-250-0335.