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

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Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable 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. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance performed is the best way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and possibly save some money on your energy bills.

At Osceola Air, LLC, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will evaluate your heat pump for any potential 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. 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 monthly. 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 need 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 through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see 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, 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals 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 407-908-8651, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.

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