Were you aware that your heat pump can lose efficiency over time? While inevitable wear and tear throughout 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 working as it should and probably save some money on your utility bills.

At Ohler & Holzhauer Inc., we recommend biannual heat pump maintenance. Each time, 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. A key 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 on a monthly basis. You could need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. For instance, if you have pets, you may want 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. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see 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 has to work so much 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’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 team at Ohler & Holzhauer Inc..

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Ohler & Holzhauer Inc., we can help make sure your heat pump is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual heat pump maintenance at 419-465-8722.