How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?

January 12, 2018

Were you aware 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 greatest way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and potentially save some money on your energy bills.

At Eco Fresh HVAC Inc., we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will inspect your heat pump for any possible problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A key 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 seeing if your air filter needs to be replaced throughout the year.

ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter on a monthly basis. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your indoor environment. As an 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 change it out for a new filter. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality in addition to a rise in heat pump efficiency. You could also extend 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 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc..

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Eco Fresh HVAC Inc., we can help confirm your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 714-855-1717.