Winter, such as it is, is coming to an end. The weather is starting to heat up, and that means that you’re going to start using your heat pump to cool your home more and more often over the next couple of months. Because you’re going to be putting more demand on your heat pump, you need to take steps to prevent problems from occurring due to the added wear and tear. The primary method for doing this is to schedule preventive maintenance for the system.
Why Schedule Preventive Maintenance?
It’s never a good idea just to wait for a problem to announce itself in some fashion before scheduling repair services. Most heat pump issues aren’t going to warn you of their presence unless they’ve had quite a bit of time to develop. That means that you aren’t going to notice that there’s an issue with your system until a lot of damage has already been done. If you want to avoid paying high repair bills, you’re going to need to catch problems with the heat pump before they’ve had a chance to develop too much. That means using preventive maintenance.
Regular preventive maintenance gives your technician the opportunity to closely examine the heat pump, identify problem areas, and take care of them much earlier than they probably would have been otherwise. This is by far the most cost-effective method for keeping your heat pump in good condition, and can save you a lot of money on repair costs over the life of your system.
Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance Scheduling
Now, normally preventive maintenance is recommended for HVAC systems once a year. This is because a standard heater or air conditioner only has one season a year where it is under heavy use. In order to cope with the few months out of the year where the system is under added stress, preventive maintenance is conducted the season before. Heat pumps, though, have slightly different concerns.
Heat pumps are able to offer both heating and air conditioning, which means they’re used all year-round. That means that they’re placed under quite a bit more strain than other standard climate control systems. If you want to reap the maximum benefit from maintenance when it comes to your heat pump, you are going to need to schedule it more often. The standard recommendation for heat pump maintenance is that it be scheduled twice a year, once in spring and once in fall. This should be more than enough to protect the system from the added stress placed on it by regular use. So if you haven’t scheduled spring maintenance for your heat pump yet, you should do so within the next few weeks. This will ensure that your heat pump is in the best possible shape for the coming summer.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers comprehensive heat pump maintenance services throughout Stuart, FL. If you need heat pump services of any kind, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We’ll keep your heat pump in good condition.