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 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. Taking the time to arrange regular heat pump maintenance performed is the number one way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills. At Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will inspect 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. 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 taking a look at your air filter throughout the year. ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your indoor environment. As an example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out 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 an increase 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 avoidable wear and tear on its components. Another thing that could decrease 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc, we can help ensure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 727-398-5515, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.