Why Do Heat Pumps Need Maintenance Twice a Year?

HVAC-ventIf you haven’t done so already, now is the time to schedule your air conditioning maintenance appointment. This is a preventative step that homeowners need to take to guarantee that their air conditioners are able to work as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible–throughout the rest of this summer and the rest of the systems’ lifespan.

Professional maintenance helps you avoid up to 85% of the repair needs your system might otherwise have, helps retain 95% of its efficiency rating, and helps your system last the expected 10-15 years.

For a standard air conditioner, we recommend maintenance tune-ups once a year. But what if you have a heat pump? Well then, we suggest maintenance twice a year, as this is a year-round system. Read on to learn more, including why biannual heat pump maintenance is so important.

The Importance of Professional Maintenance

Waiting around for problems to occur with your heat pump system, or any home comfort system, will only increase the chances of paying more in repair costs. You get maintenance for your heat pump system for the same reason you get maintenance done for a car, or you go to the doctor or dentist for a regular checkup–you know the old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”

Preventative, professional, heat pump maintenance tune-ups give our staff the chance to pinpoint and resolve problems with your heat pump before those problems have a 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 issues cropping up in the future.

When you schedule maintenance is important too, which brings us to why you should be scheduling heat pump maintenance twice a year.

Biannual Heat Pump Maintenance vs. Annual AC Maintenance

Typically, a central air conditioner or furnace only needs to have preventative maintenance done once a year. This is because these systems only have one season out of the year that they’re put under more strain than during other times of the year.

This is different from a heat pump since it is used year-round, functioning both as an air conditioner and as a heater.

This added usage makes your heat pump accumulate wear and tear twice as fast as other systems do. Therefore, they need maintenance twice as often! Ideally, you should have preventive maintenance done for your heat pump at least twice a year, as we mentioned above–once in the spring and once in the fall. This will help ensure that your heat pump is in the best possible shape, whenever you need it.

So, if you haven’t yet scheduled preventive maintenance for your heat pump for this summer season, now is the time to do it! It’s never too late to schedule heat pump maintenance–that every 6 months consistency matters more than what time during the year you have it done!

Contact HB Energy Solutions for all your heat pump needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind.

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