Don’t you hate that feeling where, just as though it seems you have everything running smoothly, something else breaks down? Or bursts into flames? Or blows up? It’s a common feeling for a lot of people during the holidays, and we want to do our part to reduce that feeling for you as much as possible.
Of all the things you could have break down on you during the winter season, your heat pump is probably at the top of the list of the most inconvenient ones. The best way to make sure that that doesn’t happen is to schedule maintenance for it, even if it has already received maintenance this year.
Why Maintenance is Important
Look, we get it. Nobody wants to spend money and time having a professional HVAC technician come over to their homes unless they really need it. Here’s the thing, though: you do really need it. Professional maintenance identifies and resolves problems in your heat pump long before they ever develop far enough to show obvious symptoms. Which is good, because by the time you notice that your heat pump is experiencing some kind of problem you usually have to pay a lot more to repair the damage.
Heat pumps that get maintenance often and consistently are up to 40% more energy efficient than systems that don’t. They’re also far less likely to develop further issues, which is what you’re primarily concerned with anyway. So, if you want to make sure that your heat pump stays in good shape for as long as possible, you should make sure it gets the maintenance it needs on a regular basis. How often should you schedule it? Well, that brings us to our next point…
For most heating systems, annual maintenance is more than enough to keep them in good condition. This is because they only have one time of year when they’re under added strain. Heat pumps, though, are used for climate control throughout the year. That means that they accumulate wear and tear twice as fast as other systems, so they need maintenance twice as often. In this case, being able to act as both a heater and air conditioner is a drawback. The good news is that if you schedule maintenance twice a year, your system should be in top condition to deal with both summer and winter.
Ideally, you should be scheduling maintenance for your system at least once every spring and fall. Even if you miss that window of opportunity for whatever reason, though, you should make sure that you schedule it as soon as you can anyway. It’s much better for your system to receive some maintenance later in the year than not to have it at all.
Climate Control Heating & Cooling provides a full range of heat pump maintenance services throughout Parkville, MO. If you need to schedule maintenance for your heat pump, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We’ll make sure that you get the services you need to stay warm this winter.