How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home? 01/12/2018Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While unavoidable wear and tear throughout 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. Taking the time to arrange regular heat pump maintenance performed is the best way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and possibly save some money on your energy costs. At Payless Heating & Air Inc, 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 confirm your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A critical 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 every month. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. As an example, 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 start to understand how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely inside your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see 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 is forced to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components. Another item that could decrease your heat pump’s efficiency is leaking ductwork. If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it forces your system to work even 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Payless Heating & Air Inc. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Payless Heating & Air Inc, we can help confirm your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 661-775-2944, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.