Do you know that your heat pump can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable 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 is the number one way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and probably save some money on your energy bills.

At Desert Husky HVAC/R Services, we suggest biannual heat pump maintenance. At every visit, we will inspect 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. And while our experts 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 monthly. 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 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 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 improve 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 avoidable wear and tear on its components.

Another thing that could shrink your heat pump’s efficiency is leaking ductwork. If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it forces your system to work even 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 Desert Husky HVAC/R Services.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Desert Husky HVAC/R Services, we can help make sure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to arrange your annual heat pump maintenance at 520-416-5415.