You’re probably tired of hearing us talk about this over and over again, but it’s pretty important so we’re going to just keep talking about it: maintenance is important. You don’t want do wait for a problem to show itself with obvious symptoms before addressing it. This is doubly important for heat pumps. If you haven’t already scheduled preventive maintenance for your heat pump, you should do it sooner rather than later. Yes, even if you had maintenance done on your heat pump less than a year ago. Read on to find out why bi-annual heat pump maintenance is so important.
Why It’s a Good Idea to Schedule Maintenance
Preventive maintenance is important for a number of reasons. Most importantly, it helps to keep your heat pump from developing serious issues by giving your technician the opportunity to find and fix problems before they get far enough along to cause damage. Waiting for problems to present themselves before calling for repairs will only give any issues that develop in your system more opportunity to cause damage. Preventive maintenance conducted on a regular basis will lower the odds of serious issues developing in the system by up to 90%, and increase the energy efficiency of the heat pump by up to 40%. There is no good reason to avoid scheduling preventive maintenance for your heat pump, unless you don’t want to get the most out of your system for some reason. If you want to get the most out of your heat pump maintenance, however, you need to make sure that you schedule it often enough.
Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance
Most climate control systems have one time of year when they’re placed under a greater amount of strain than the other parts of the year. Summer for air conditioners, and winter for heaters. Heat pumps, though, are used for climate control throughout the year. That effectively doubles the amount of wear and tear they accumulate over time, which makes them more likely to develop problems. If you want to get the same benefit out of maintenance for your heat pump that you do for more traditional climate control systems, you’re going to need to schedule maintenance for it twice as often.
Ideally, you should have a professional take a look at your heat pump once during the spring and once during the fall. Even if you miss that window, though, it’s a good idea to schedule maintenance later in the year rather than skipping it entirely. Waiting until next year, or even until next season, to schedule maintenance will make it more likely for your system to develop issues in the meantime. So contact a professional today to schedule preventive maintenance, and get the most out of your heat pump this season. You’ll be very glad you did.
Switzerland Air offers comprehensive Angleton air conditioning services. If you need heat pump or air conditioning maintenance, contact us today for an appointment. We’ll make sure that you get the climate control solution you need.