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 after a while? While unescapable wear and tear during the years will impact 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 greatest way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and potentially save some money on your energy costs.

At Desert Suns Heating & Cooling, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will assess your heat pump for any possible problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A key part of a clean heat pump is a clean air filter. While we’ll always 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 could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the environment in your home. For example, 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’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 experience improved air quality in addition to a positive 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 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, 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Desert Suns Heating & Cooling, we can help make sure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 505-994-9176, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.