You may or may not know that your heating system needs maintenance at least once a year in order to stay in top condition. That is, unless you have a heat pump. If you use a heat pump, you actually need to schedule maintenance twice a year to reap the same benefits as other heating systems that only need it once a year. Why is this the case? Read on to find out.
Why Maintenance Is Conducted
First, it is important to understand why preventive maintenance is conducted at all. While prompt repairs are certainly a good idea, they don’t protect the system as well as preventive maintenance. By scheduling preventive maintenance on a regular basis, you are giving your HVAC technician time to identify and fix issues before they have a chance to develop. This could save you thousands of dollars in repair costs over the years.
Why Heat Pump Maintenance Is Required Bi-Annually
The best time to conduct maintenance on any given system is the season before you plan on using it most often. This would mean spring for air conditioners and fall for heaters. The reason you do this is because it ensures that your system is in the best possible shape to cope with the added stress of the heavy season. The problem with heat pumps, though, is that they are used all year round.
Since you probably use your heat pump for both air conditioning and heating, you are putting it under twice as much stress as other systems. That means that the heat pump needs maintenance twice as often, if you want it to last as long as possible.
If you need to schedule fall maintenance for your heat pump, call Roznovak’s Services. We offer heat pump services throughout Georgetown, TX.