Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? 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 best way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and possibly save some money on your energy bills.
At Osceola Air, LLC, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will evaluate 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 every month. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the environment in your home. 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 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 improve 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 decrease 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 may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Osceola Air, LLC.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Osceola Air, LLC, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 407-477-6319.