Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While inevitable wear and tear over the years will have some effect on your heat pump’s efficiency, the leading culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Taking the time to arrange regular heat pump maintenance performed is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and probably save some money on your energy costs.
At CNR Air Conditioning Inc, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will evaluate 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. A key 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. As an example, if you have pets, you may want to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you will start to get a feel for how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved air quality in addition to a rise 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 needs to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another thing 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at CNR Air Conditioning Inc.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At CNR Air Conditioning Inc, we can help ensure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 239-241-5318.