How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home? 01/12/2018Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While inevitable 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. Ensuring you have regular heat pump maintenance performed is the number one way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills. At Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will evaluate 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. An important 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 every month. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. As an example, 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 will start to get a feel for how often you should change it out for a new filter. Air will flow more freely inside your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved air quality in addition to a positive increase 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 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, 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 curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 251-471-2674, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.