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How to Maximize Heat Pump Efficiency in your St. Louis Area Home

Graph With Stacks Of CoinsHeat pumps are some of the most efficient HVAC systems available to today’s St. Louis area homeowners. If you’re thinking of installing a heat pump in your home, or if you already have one installed, you’re likely interested in ensuring that your home is as efficient as possible. So today we’re going to talk about how you can maximize heat pump efficiency throughout your system’s lifetime!

Choosing a heat pump based on efficiency

Many people choose to install heat pumps because they are a more efficient alternative to conventional HVAC systems. But not all heat pumps are created equal. Just like with furnaces and air conditioners, heat pumps come in a variety of different efficiency ratings. At the very least, look for a heat pump that meets Energy Star’s qualifications. Beyond that, you can see even further energy savings by choosing the heat pump with the highest efficiency ratings that fit your budget.

Maximizing heat pump efficiency during installation

As with any type of HVAC system, your heat pump will only reach its advertised efficiency levels if it is properly installed. This includes everything from sizing the system properly to adding the right amount of refrigerant and more. Work with Jerry Kelly to ensure all of your installations and repairs are done the right way the first time!

Boost heat pump efficiency with proper airflow

Proper airflow is a crucial factor in getting the most efficiency out of your heat pump. Airflow problems can develop anytime during the lifetime of your unit, and they most often come in the form of home air leaks or duct leaks. If you suspect that your home might suffer from air leaks or duct leaks, you can have them professionally inspected and sealed by Jerry Kelly!

Maintain heat pump efficiency with proper maintenance

The two most important maintenance tasks you can perform to sustain the efficiency of your heat pump throughout its lifetime are:

  • Changing your air filter. Regularly changing your air filter will help keep your air handler operating efficiently and protect your system components from reduced efficiency due to dirt buildup.
  • Scheduling seasonal maintenance. A professional tune up should be scheduled before each heating and cooling season in order to bring your system up to peak efficiency and take care of any operational problems.

If you have any questions about heat pump efficiency, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Charles heating and cooling company. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Ladue, Lake St. Louis and Manchester.

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