Preventive maintenance is one of the most important steps you can take to make sure that your climate control systems are in good condition. However, not all climate control systems have the same maintenance requirements. If you’re using a heat pump to keep cool this summer, you may think that you don’t need to schedule maintenance for it quite so soon. This attitude is especially prevalent among homeowners who schedule fall maintenance for their systems. However, heat pumps need maintenance more often than standard climate control systems. Read on to find out why.
The point of preventive maintenance is to catch problems before they have the chance to develop far enough to damage the system. Most heat pump problems don’t give off any easily identifiable symptoms until they’re quite far advanced. By the time you notice them and call for repairs, it is far too late to prevent the majority of the damage. If you schedule preventive maintenance, you give your HVAC technician the opportunity to find and fix issues early enough to prevent most of the damage. You can save many thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of the system by doing this.
Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance
Normally, a climate control system only needs maintenance once a year. This is typically conducted the season before the system will be used the most often, in order to make sure that it’s in top operating condition. Heat pumps, however, are used as both heating and air conditioning systems. This places them under twice as much wear and tear as other systems, which means that they require maintenance twice as often. You should schedule heat pump maintenance twice a year, once in spring and once in fall. If you still haven’t scheduled it yet, though, you should do so now.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers heat pump maintenance services throughout Port Saint Lucie, FL.