How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home? 01/12/2018Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While inevitable wear and tear throughout the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the leading culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular heat pump maintenance performed is the number one way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills. At Gordon Air Conditioning, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will inspect your heat pump for any potential problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also make sure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important 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 might need 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 out for a new filter. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality in addition to a positive 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 needs to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components. Another item that could reduce 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 may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Gordon Air Conditioning. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Gordon Air Conditioning, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 850-682-5509, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.