Heat Pump Maintenance

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

Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While unavoidable 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. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance performed is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and potentially save some money on your energy costs.

At Temp Control of Vero Beach, we suggest 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 confirm 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 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 instance, if you have pets, you may want to change your air filter more often than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you will start to get a feel for 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 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 is forced to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts preventable wear and tear on its components.

Another thing 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Temp Control of Vero Beach.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Temp Control of Vero Beach, we can help confirm your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 772-232-7649.

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