Florida often seems as though it doesn’t even have seasons. Winter, for us, tends to just mean that things are a little cooler and wetter than normal. Still, we do have some days when it’s work using a heating system. If you plan on using your heat pump at all during the coming fall and winter seasons, you should make sure that you schedule maintenance for it in the next few weeks.
How Preventive Maintenance Saves You Money
Heat pumps wear down over years of normal use. The more wear and tear builds up on the system, the more likely it will be to develop problems. Most of the issues that develop with heat pumps don’t immediately announce themselves with obvious symptoms. By the time you notice that your heat pump is experiencing issues, it might have already suffered quite a bit of damage. The best way to keep your heat pump in good shape is to catch problems as early as possible, typically before they start to manifest symptoms. That means you need to schedule preventive maintenance.
During a maintenance appointment, your technician will closely examine your heat pump for any problem areas and resolve them before they can get any worse. This has the potential to save you thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of your system. Heat pumps that get regular maintenance have been shown to be up to 40% more energy efficient, and 90% less likely to develop further issues, than those that don’t. You do have to schedule maintenance often enough if you want to reap the benefits of it, though, which brings us to when you should call for maintenance:
Why You Need to Schedule Heat Pump Maintenance Twice as Often
Normally, a climate control system like an air conditioner or heater only needs maintenance once a year. This is because those systems typically only have one season out of the year when they’re under increased strain. Maintenance conducted the season before that added demand helps the system to cope, and keeps it from developing more issues.
Heat pumps are a bit different, though. Because a heat pump is used all year-round, it accumulates wear and tear twice as fast as other systems. That means that if you want your heat pump to be able to operate properly throughout the year, you need to schedule maintenance twice as often. This even applies in places like Florida, where the heat pump probably won’t be heating the home for multiple hours a day for the next few months.
Generally, the best time to schedule maintenance for your heat pump is during the spring and fall seasons. This prepares it for the summer and winter. However, if you miss those times it’s still a good idea to schedule preventive maintenance. Better late than never.
Climate Masters provides heat pump maintenance services in Palm Coast, FL. If you need heat pump maintenance services, contact us today for an appointment. We can keep your heat pump in top condition.