Heat Pump Maintenance

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

Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unavoidable wear and tear throughout 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 operating as it should and potentially save some money on your energy costs.

At Cool Air Solutions, we advise 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 confirm your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important 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 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 example, 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’ll begin to figure out 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 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 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 reduce 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Cool Air Solutions.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Cool Air Solutions, we can help ensure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 951-299-9853.

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