A properly maintained heat pump should last for around 15 years. However, simply understanding that you should have maintenance performed on your heat pump is only half the battle. It’s also important that you understand how to choose the best time to have your heat pump serviced by a professional.
How Often Do Heat Pumps Need Maintenance?
Generally speaking, HVAC systems need servicing for each season that they’re active. For instance, if you have an air conditioner, you’ll want to have it serviced just before the summer. However, heat pumps are in operation during every season, so what does that mean for them?
Heat pumps should receive professional maintenance twice a year. This ensures that everything is in working order during the most extreme temperatures that the heat pump faces.
When to Schedule Twice-Yearly Maintenance
Generally speaking, you should have your unit serviced every year during the spring and again during the fall. This ensures that you’re having a professional HVAC service tech take a look at your system and prepare all of the moving parts for the most intense temperatures the system will face.
Benefits of Spring Maintenance
The most obvious reason to schedule your maintenance for the spring is the fact that you don’t want to suffer a system breakdown in the middle of summer. Having a professional service tech check all of the belts and other moving parts in your system during the spring ensures that your system is ready to run more frequently during the summer.
Spring maintenance also ensures that you don’t forfeit energy efficiency in the face of higher temperatures. Since your unit will run more during the summer, you want to ensure that everything is operating efficiently. This will help keep utility bills low while temperatures outside are rising.
Scheduling maintenance is a vital part of taking care of your home’s heating and cooling system. Call One Choice Mechanical, LLC today to schedule all of your heating and cooling needs.
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