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If You’re Using a Heat Pump, It’s Time for Maintenance

technician-heat-pump-maintenanceAs the temperature rises over the next few weeks and months, you’re going to want to make sure that your home’s air conditioning situation is in order. If you are using a heat pump to handle your climate control needs, you need to make sure that you schedule maintenance for it within the next couple of weeks. Even if you had maintenance conducted on it within the last six months, you need to schedule it again. Read on to find out why you need to have maintenance done on your heat pump this spring.

Cost Effective Problem Prevention

Everyone wants to get the most out of their heat pump systems, especially considering how much of an investment they are. Part of making sure that your system gives you as many years of service as possible is to catch any problems that it develops early. Your heat pump will run into problems at some point, and the faster you have them repaired the better off the system will be.

Many homeowners decide not to call for repairs until they notice warning signs that their heat pump is in trouble. The problem with doing that is that most heat pump problems do not give off obvious warning signs until they’ve been around for a while. By the time you do notice a problem with your heat pump, it might be too late to prevent the majority of the damage to the system. You need to catch problems early, and the best way to do that is with preventive maintenance.

Preventive maintenance involves closely examining every part of your heat pump for problems. Any issues that are already developing, or might become problematic later on, can be fixed before they cause more damage. Provided you schedule preventive maintenance often enough, you can actually save a lot of money on repair costs over the life of your heat pump.

Bi-Annual Maintenance

You’re going to want to schedule heat pump maintenance twice a year because of the nature of the system. Most climate control systems only need preventive maintenance once a year. This is because most climate control systems only have one season per year in which they’re put under a great amount of stress. Air conditioners are under the most strain in summer, and heaters in winter. So, they just need maintenance the season before to make sure they’re in proper condition.

Heat pumps, though, are used as both heating and air conditioning systems year-round. Since they’re used more often, they are put under twice as much wear and tear. In order to compensate for that, they need to have maintenance done twice as often. You should be scheduling preventive maintenance for your heat pump at least twice a year, once during spring and once during fall.

Magnolia Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling offers a full range of heat pump services throughout Alexandria, VA. If you need heat pump services, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure your heat pump is ready for summer.

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