How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home? 01/12/2018Were you aware 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 best way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills. At White Mechanical, Inc., we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, we will assess your heat pump for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure your heat pump is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important 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 checking and replacing it 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. As an example, if you have pets, you might need 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 decrease 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at White Mechanical, Inc.. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At White Mechanical, Inc., we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 949-716-8379, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.