We often write about the advantages of climate control system maintenance on this blog. Typically, we recommend that you schedule maintenance at least once a year, preferably during the season right before you start using that system on a regular basis. This means that air conditioners should get maintenance during the spring and heaters during the fall. With heat pumps, however, that plan doesn’t quite work. You actually have to schedule maintenance twice as often for them as for other systems. Let’s take a look at why that is.
Wear and Tear
One of the biggest reasons that people install heat pumps for their homes is that they can provide both heating and cooling functions. That is certainly a significant advantage, but it also means that you are using your heat pump twice as often as other systems. That means that the stress on the heat pump will be twice as high as other systems, as it stays in use year-round. In order to compensate for that level of stress, you need to schedule maintenance for your heat pump twice as often as other systems. Otherwise, you run a serious risk of problems developing with your heat pump. That means more repair costs for you, even if you may have had maintenance done earlier in the year.
As previously mentioned, the best time to schedule maintenance for a system is the season before its most stressful one. That means that if you’re going to be using your heat pump during the winter season, you need to schedule fall maintenance for it. That should ensure that it will be up to the task of keeping your home warm all winter.
If your heat pump needs maintenance, call Switzerland Air. We provide heat pump maintenance services throughout Brazoria, TX.