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Can I Get Away With Only Scheduling Heat Pump Maintenance Once a Year?

Look, we understand that you probably don’t want to spend time and money on unnecessary professional maintenance services. You may already understand that your system benefits from preventive maintenance, but you may also feel motivated to limit that maintenance to the minimum amount required in order to reap the benefits. Here’s the thing: you really don’t want to skimp on professional preventive maintenance. There are a lot of benefits to scheduling heat pump maintenance more often, as well as a lot of consequences for not doing so.

The Benefits of Maintenance

Heat pumps are pretty similar to other climate control systems in a lot of ways, and not so similar in others. One quality that practically all of them share is the tendency to develop problems quietly, away from the unsuspecting eyes and ears of homeowners. Sure, some of them do offer warning signs eventually. The problem is that by the time you actually notice that your system is malfunctioning, it’s probably too late to protect it from a lot of the damage that the problem can (and likely has) done. If you want to protect your heat pump from damage, you need to find those problems and have them fixed much sooner. In the absence of warning signs, the only option left is then to proactively pursue them before they can get any worse.

During a maintenance appointment, your technician will check your heat pump from top to bottom. Any problem areas that could cause further damage in the future can be addressed immediately, saving you money on repair costs. If you want to keep your heat pump in good condition, this is the best way to do it.

Why Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance is Necessary

Most heating systems (and air conditioning systems, as well) have one season a year where they are placed under an increased amount of strain. The vast majority of the wear and tear on the system will occur during that one season, and so the entirety of maintenance efforts can be focused on mitigating the stress of that time period. This does not work with heat pumps.

Heat pumps do not have just one season where they have to work harder than usual. Because they can operate as both heating and air conditioning systems, heat pumps are actually used all year-round. This places them under double the stress as other HVAC systems, which mean that they suffer twice as much wear and tear. If you want to keep your heat pump in ideal shape for as long as possible, you cannot get away with only scheduling it once a year. Instead, you need to schedule it twice a year, once in spring and once in fall. This should be enough coverage to keep your water heater in top operating condition.

Switzerland Air offers a full range of heat pump maintenance services throughout Lake Jackson, TX. If you need heat pump maintenance services, contact us today for an appointment with one of our experts.

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