Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable wear and tear during the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular heat pump maintenance is the number one way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and probably save some money on your utility bills.
At Luikart Heating & Cooling, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, 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 key part of a clean heat pump is a clean air filter. While we’ll always 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 might need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your indoor environment. For example, if you have pets, you might need 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 throughout 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 lengthen 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 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Luikart Heating & Cooling.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Luikart Heating & Cooling, we can help make sure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 740-200-5591.