How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home? 01/12/2018Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable wear and tear over the years will cause some impact on your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance performed is the number one way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and probably save some money on your energy costs. At Custom Air Systems Inc, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will evaluate your heat pump for any possible 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. And while our experts 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 monthly. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your indoor environment. For 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 replace with a new one. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice 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 preventable 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, 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 experts at Custom Air Systems Inc. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Custom Air Systems Inc, we can help confirm your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 772-571-1080, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.