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 impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular 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 possibly save some money on your utility bills. At Cool Air Solutions, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will assess your heat pump for any possible problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also confirm your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important part of a clean heat pump is a clean air filter. Even though we will change your air filter during heat pump maintenance, you can help keep your heat pump efficient by checking and replacing it throughout the year. ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. For instance, if you have pets, you might need to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should replace with a new one. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality in addition to an increase 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 needs to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components. Another factor that could reduce 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 may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Cool Air Solutions. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Cool Air Solutions, we can help ensure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 951-676-2665, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.