With summer just around the corner, many people are starting to schedule preventive maintenance for their air conditioners. If you are using a heat pump, you may think that you don’t have to schedule spring maintenance. You’ve probably already had preventive maintenance done in the last sixth months, as you prepared for winter. However, that doesn’t mean that you can skip out on it now. Read on to find out more about why you need to schedule maintenance for your heat pump twice a year.
The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance
If you want to keep your system in ideal shape for as long as possible, you need to schedule preventive maintenance for it on a regular basis. Heat pump problems, and really all climate control system problems, are progressive. The longer they are allowed to develop, the more damage they will cause to the system. Preventive maintenance allows your technician to find and solve problems before they have a chance to threaten the system.
Why Heat Pumps Need Bi-Annual Maintenance
For most systems, annual maintenance is enough to ensure that they’re in top condition throughout the year. Most systems, however, are only in use for three or four months out of the year. An air conditioner operates for the summer, and then has several months where it’s not being used at all. A heat pump, however, is both a heater and an air conditioner. It’s used all year round, which means it’s under twice as much stress as other climate control systems. If you want to keep your heat pump in ideal shape for as long as possible, you’re going to need to schedule maintenance twice as often to counteract the increased wear and tear.