Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While inevitable 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 best way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and potentially save some money on your energy bills.
At Vogts Heating & Air, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, 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. Even though we 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. 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 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 a rise 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 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Vogts Heating & Air.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Vogts Heating & Air, we can help ensure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 208-621-0129.