Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unavoidable wear and tear throughout the years will cause some impact on your heat pump’s efficiency, the leading culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and potentially save some money on your energy bills.
At Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating, we recommend 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 ensure 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 on a monthly basis. You might 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 may need to change your air filter more regularly than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should replace it 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 lengthen 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 avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another factor that could shrink 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating, we can help ensure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 314-262-4541.