How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home? 01/12/2018Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While inevitable wear and tear over 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. Taking the time to arrange 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 Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc., we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will inspect 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. A critical 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 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 change it. Air will flow more freely inside 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 is forced to work harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components. Another factor that could reduce 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 may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are curious how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc.. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc., we can help make sure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 561-656-4255, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.