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 unavoidable wear and tear over the years will have some effect on your heat pump’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular heat pump maintenance performed is the best way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills. At Eco Fresh HVAC Inc., we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will assess your heat pump for any possible 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 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 regularly than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll start to understand how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely inside your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience 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 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals 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 important. At Eco Fresh HVAC Inc., we can help make sure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 714-855-1717, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.