Spring is here, and summer isn’t far behind. That makes now the perfect time to schedule preventive heat pump maintenance. If you want to be able to rely on your heat pump throughout the summer season without having to worry about it developing problems, maintenance is the way to do it. And yes, you should schedule maintenance for your heat pump even if you had it done less than a year ago. Read on to find out why.
Why Preventive Maintenance is Important
Preventive maintenance is the ideal way to catch heat pump issues before they get out of hand, because most heat pump issues don’t give off symptoms with enough advance warning. If you’re noticing your heat pump exhibiting unusual behavior, it’s probably already too late to prevent all of the damage. You’ll be paying a much higher repair bill if you wait to call for help until symptoms appear. That’s why maintenance is so highly recommended.
Preventive maintenance is the best way for your technician to find and resolve problems with your heat pump before they have a chance to develop. You can expect to increase the energy efficiency of your heat pump by up to 40%, and reduce the odds of it developing further issues by up to 90%, if you’re consistent about scheduling maintenance often enough. You can even extend the effective lifespan of your system by several years. That brings us to why bi-annual maintenance is so important for heat pumps…
Most climate control systems only need one maintenance appointment per year. This is because they only have one season out of the year in which they are put under an increased amount of stress. One maintenance appointment conducted the season prior is enough to ensure that the system is prepared to face the coming demand. Things are different with heat pumps, though.
Heat pumps act as both heating and air conditioning systems, and as such are often used year-round by homeowners. Double the use of other systems means double the wear and tear. In order to cope with this added strain, the heat pump needs to receive preventive maintenance twice as often. If you want to keep your heat pump in top condition for as long as possible, you’re going to need to schedule maintenance for it twice a year.
One appointment in spring and one in fall should be sufficient to keep the system in working order. It may seem like an inconvenience, but trust us when we say it’s far better than having your system break down on you just when you need it the most. So, don’t let spring turn into summer without you having scheduled heat pump maintenance. Contact a qualified technician today, and get your system ready for the summer season.
Climate Masters provides heat pump services in St. Augustine, FL. If you need to schedule preventive maintenance for your heat pump this season, contact us today for an appointment. We’ll make sure that your heat pump is ready for the summer.