Did you realize that your heat pump can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear during the years will impact your heat pump’s efficiency, the leading culprit when it comes to heat pumps losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Making sure to schedule regular heat pump maintenance is the best way you can keep your heat pump operating as it should and possibly save some money on your energy costs.

At Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. At our visits, 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. While we’ll always 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 every month. You may 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 might 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 change it out for a new filter. Air will flow more freely through 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 thing that could decrease 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 could still have issues staying comfortable. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C..

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for roughly half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., we can help make sure your heat pump is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to book your annual heat pump maintenance at 956-630-3522.