We still have a couple months before the weather starts to cool off around here, but there are still a couple of things that you need to keep in mind for the upcoming heating season. If you’re using a heat pump in your home, you’ve probably been running it for quite a few hours a day over the last few months. That kind of heavy usage tends to increase wear and tear significantly, which is why it’s important to schedule maintenance both during spring and fall. Read on to find out more.
The point of maintenance is to catch any potential problems early, preventing them from getting any worse and causing further damage to the system. Far too many homeowners wait for symptoms before calling for repairs. The problem with doing that is that heat pump issues don’t present symptoms until they’re very advanced. That means that by the time you notice any of these problems, it will be too late to prevent a lot of the damage. Preventive maintenance allows your technician to find and fix problems before they can get too nasty, saving you quite a bit of money in terms of repair costs.
Normally, annual maintenance would be more than enough for a climate control system. However, this only works because most climate control systems only have one really stressful time of year. Air conditioners are used more often during the summer and heaters are used more often during the winter. All they need is a maintenance appointment right before those times, and they reap the full benefit. Heat pumps are used twice as often, so they need maintenance twice as often.
Climate Masters offers heat pump maintenance services throughout Point Vedra, FL.