How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home? 01/12/2018Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While unavoidable wear and tear throughout the years will have some effect on your heat pump’s efficiency, the leading 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 working as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills. At Paso Robles Heating and Air, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will inspect 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. Even though we 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 on a monthly basis. 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 might need to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll start to understand how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice 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 needs to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components. Another factor 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Paso Robles Heating and Air. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Paso Robles Heating and Air, we can help ensure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 805-238-7553, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.