With summer upon us, a lot of people are starting to get their air conditioners professionally checked before using them on a daily basis. This is to lessen the likelihood of a breakdown under the increased demand. If you’re a heat pump owner, though, you may be tempted to ignore this practice. If you got your heat pump checked last fall, you might think that it’s already in great shape to take on the summer heat. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. Read on to find out more about why heat pump systems need maintenance more often than central air conditioning systems.
Duality of Heat Pumps
A big reason that a lot of people buy heat pumps in the first place is because they can act as both heaters and air conditioners. While this is certainly a great advantage over other heating and cooling systems, it does mean that the heat pump will end up getting used twice as often as a regular air conditioner or heater would. This dramatically increases the chance of a breakdown the longer you go without scheduling a maintenance appointment. So, this means that if you own a heat pump, you’re going to want to schedule a maintenance appointment twice as often as you would for another system.
The Ideal Time for Maintenance
As with any system, the ideal time for heat pump maintenance is during the seasons before it experiences the heaviest usage. That means scheduling professional maintenance at least twice a year, once in spring and once in fall. By having your heat pump maintenance done at these times, you will have a much better chance of avoiding a serious problem or a breakdown.
If you haven’t had your heat pump maintained in a while, call Switzerland Air. We tune up heat pumps throughout Lake Jackson, TX.