Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear throughout the years will have some effect on 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 is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and probably save some money on your utility bills.
At Kapaun & Brown, we recommend 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 confirm your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A critical 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 may 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 often than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll start to understand how often you should change it out for a new filter. Air will flow more freely inside 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 preventable wear and tear on its components.
Another thing that could shrink 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Kapaun & Brown.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Kapaun & Brown, we can help make sure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 641-812-2028.