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 over time? While unavoidable 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. Taking the time to arrange regular heat pump maintenance performed is the number one way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills.

At Abilene Air-Tech Inc, we advise biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, 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. 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 taking a look at your air filter throughout the year.

ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter monthly. You might need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your indoor environment. For instance, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more often than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely inside your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see 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 has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable 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’ll be harder for your system 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Abilene Air-Tech Inc, we can help make sure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 325-692-5850, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.

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