How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home? 01/12/2018Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear throughout the years will have some effect on your heat pump’s efficiency, the most popular 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 best way you can keep your heat pump performing as it should and possibly save some money on your utility bills. At Langford Cooling, we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, we will evaluate your heat pump for any probable 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 taking a look at your air filter 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 the environment in your home. As an example, if you have pets, you may 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 inside your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see 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 needs to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts preventable 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, 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 still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Langford Cooling. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Langford Cooling, we can help ensure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 813-898-9553, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.