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

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Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear during 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 operating as it should and possibly save some money on your energy costs.

At Mighty Ducts, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will inspect 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. 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 checking and replacing it 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 might need to change your air filter more often than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll start to understand how often you should replace with a new one. Air will flow more freely inside 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 lengthen 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 unnecessary wear and tear on its components.

Another item that could shrink 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Mighty Ducts.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Mighty Ducts, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 714-464-3376, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.

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