Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear over 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 number one way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and possibly save some money on your energy costs.
At West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will assess your heat pump for any potential problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also make sure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important 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 checking and replacing it throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the environment in your home. For example, if you have pets, you might need 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 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 extend the life expectancy of your heat pump by keeping its filter clean. That’s because your heat pump has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another item that could reduce 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services, we can help confirm your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at (616) 319-1436.