Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear throughout 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. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance is the greatest way you can keep your heat pump working as it should and potentially save some money on your energy bills.

At Haselhoff Air Solutions, 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. A key 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 monthly. 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 may need to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you will start to get a feel for how often you should replace it with a new one. Air will flow more freely inside 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 extend 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 preventable wear and tear on its components.

Another factor that could decrease 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 may not reach your ideal comfort level. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Haselhoff Air Solutions.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Haselhoff Air Solutions, we can help ensure your heat pump is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 515-450-8739.