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What You Need to Know About Heat Pump Maintenance

heat-pump-maintenance Spring is prime maintenance season for HVAC systems, especially air conditioners. You have to get your home ready for the coming summer heat, after all. If you have a heat pump, now is the time to make sure that you schedule preventive maintenance for it as well. Yes, that applies even if you already had maintenance conducted on it last fall. Let’s take a look at why bi-annual heat pump maintenance is so important for the health of your system.

Preventive Maintenance is Key for System Health

Please, we’re begging you, do not wait for signs of a problem with your heat pump before you call for repairs. A lot of homeowners do this thinking that they’re saving money by not scheduling unnecessary professional services. This is not true! Problems with most HVAC systems tend not to show themselves unless they’re already quite advanced, which means that by the time you notice that your system is experiencing a problem it is likely already too late to prevent the majority of the damage. If you want to keep your heat pump as healthy as possible, you need to make sure to schedule preventive maintenance on a regular basis. Which brings us to the question of timing, and why heat pumps need maintenance more often than other systems.

Bi-Annual Maintenance is Necessary for Heat Pumps

Normally, scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year is sufficient to keep a system in good health. For air conditioners, the best time to have this done is during the spring season. Spring maintenance ensures that the air conditioner is in the best possible condition before summer begins, resolving any preexisting issues that might be exacerbated by the added strain. Things are different for heat pumps, though.

A heat pump acts as both an air conditioner and heater, which means it is used throughout the year. This doubles the amount of wear and tear the system accumulates over time, which makes annual preventive maintenance insufficient to keep the heat pump in good condition. In order to cope with the added wear and tear the heat pump has to deal with, it is best to schedule preventive maintenance for the system at least twice a year. One maintenance appointment in spring, to get ready for the summer, and one in fall to get ready for winter.

If you schedule bi-annual maintenance for your heat pump, it should be more than prepared for anything the more stressful seasons of the year can throw at it. So, if you haven’t scheduled preventive maintenance for your heat pump yet this season, now is the time. Make sure that your system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long.

Total Comfort, Inc. provides AC maintenance for spring in Riverside, CA. If you need to get your air conditioner or heat pump ready for the summer season, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our expert technicians will make sure that your air conditioner or heat pump will serve you well this summer.

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