Well, it’s that time again. Time for your spring heat pump preventive maintenance appointment! Now, if you’ve had your heat pump tuned-up sometime in the last 6-8 months, you might be wondering why we’re saying such a thing after less than a year. The answer is simple: heat pumps need more maintenance than air conditioners or heaters. Avoiding bi-annual maintenance is a great way to make your heat pump less efficient and more prone to issues. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out why this is.
Why You Should Always Schedule Maintenance
Waiting around for problems to present themselves with your heat pump is only going to increase the likelihood of paying more in repair costs. You get maintenance for your heat pump for the same reasons that you schedule car maintenance, or go to a doctor or dentist for a regular checkup: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Preventive heat pump maintenance appointments give your technician the opportunity to locate and resolve issues with your heat pump before they have the chance to grow out of control. If you schedule maintenance often enough for your system, you can increase its energy efficiency and lower the odds of serious problems cropping up in the future. When you schedule maintenance is just as important, though, which brings us to why you should be scheduling heat pump maintenance at least twice a year.
Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance vs. Annual Maintenance
Normally, a heater or air conditioner only needs to receive preventive maintenance around once a year. This is because those systems only have one season out of the year in which they’re put under more strain than at other times of year. This is different for heat pumps, as they are used throughout the year, functioning as both heaters and air conditioners.
This added usage makes the heat pump wear down twice as quickly as other systems, and therefore need maintenance twice as often. Ideally, you should be scheduling preventive maintenance for your heat pump at least twice a year, once during the spring and once during the fall. This should ensure that your heat pump is in the best possible shape to cope with the added stress of summer and winter, respectively.
So, if you haven’t scheduled preventive maintenance for your heat pump this spring yet, what are you waiting for? Make sure that you have a professional check out your system within the next few weeks, and you can rest assured that your heat pump will be in top condition for the rest of the year. At least until fall arrives, that is.
DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. provides a full range of heat pump maintenance services in Bergen County, NJ. If you need help getting your heat pump ready for the summer season, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. No matter what state your heat pump is currently in, we’ll make sure that it’s ready for the summer.