Heat Pump Maintenance

How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?

Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While inevitable wear and tear throughout the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular heat pump maintenance performed is the best way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills.

At Polar Air & Heating Inc, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will evaluate your heat pump for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also make sure 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 on a monthly basis. You might need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the environment in your home. For instance, if you have pets, you may want 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 through 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 improve 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 unnecessary 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 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 may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Polar Air & Heating Inc.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Polar Air & Heating Inc, we can help ensure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 702-623-0579.

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