Summer is here, and you’re probably using your heat pump quite a bit more often than you normally do. More use means more strain on the system, which means a higher chance of problems developing. If you want to keep your heat pump in good shape throughout the summer, and cut down on your operating costs significantly, it’s a good idea to schedule maintenance for the system. This applies even if you have had your heat pump professionally checked in the last year.
A heat pump can run into all kinds of problems over the years, especially during the summer when you’re using your system for multiple hours a day. Most of the issues that can affect your heat pump don’t give off any warning signs unless they’ve had quite a bit of time to develop. That’s bad news for you, since you’re not likely to notice any warning signs of a problem with the system until it’s already taken a fair amount of damage. This is why preventive maintenance is so important.
During a preventive maintenance appointment, your technician will closely examine your system for any developing issues. Any problem areas that are identified can be repaired, hopefully before they have the chance to develop too far. Heat pumps that receive professional maintenance on a regular basis are up to 40% more energy efficient, and up to 90% less likely to develop problems in the future, than systems that don’t. If you’re consistent about scheduling preventive maintenance for your heat pump every year, you can seriously cut down on repair costs while lengthening the lifespan of your system. It’s never, ever a bad idea for your heat pump to schedule maintenance on a regular basis.
Why Bi-Annual Maintenance is Necessary
Most heaters and air conditioners only require professional maintenance once a year. This is because they only have one time of year when they’re under an increased amount of stress (summer for air conditioners and winter for heaters). The difference for heat pumps is that they are used year-round. This doubles the amount of wear and tear the system experiences, which means it means maintenance twice as often. Scheduling maintenance once a year is better than not scheduling it at all. However, you should still make the effort to schedule it twice a year if you want to reap the maximum benefit from it.
Typically, the system should receive maintenance once during spring and once during fall. Even if you’ve missed the maintenance window for your heat pump, though, it’s better to schedule it late than not at all. Make sure that you have your heat pump professionally checked this summer, if you haven’t already. You’ll be glad you did when your heat pump is still in good shape at the end of the summer.
Climate Masters offers comprehensive heat pump maintenance services in Hastings, FL. If you need heat pump maintenance services of any kind, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.