Heat Pump Maintenance

How Does Heat Pump Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?

Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While inevitable wear and tear over the years will cause some impact on your heat pump’s efficiency, the main 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 operating as it should and probably save some money on your utility bills.

At Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc, we suggest 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. An important 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 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 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 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 an increase in heat pump efficiency. You could also lengthen the life expectancy of your heat pump by keeping its filter clean. That’s because your heat pump has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components.

Another item 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is key. At Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc, we can help ensure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 561-612-0242.

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