Summer is here, and if you haven’t scheduled preventive maintenance for your heat pump yet, now is the time to do it. Otherwise, you’re going to be setting yourself up for a whole range of problems down the line that could have otherwise been avoided. You may think that you don’t need to schedule heat pump maintenance now, because you had it done less than a year ago last fall. Sorry to say, that’s not good enough. Read on to find out why your heat pump needs bi-annual maintenance.
Benefits of Preventive Maintenance
The reason that you want to schedule maintenance in the first place is that, as the old saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Once a problem progresses far enough for you to notice it, it will have probably already caused a fair amount of damage to the system. It’s better to have the system checked on a regular basis, so that problems can be found and fixed before they can progress too far. You can save thousands of dollars on repair costs over the life of the system.
Why Bi-Annual Maintenance is Necessary
Normally, scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year is enough to mitigate the majority of the wear and tear on the system. However, heat pumps are used twice as often as other systems, due to their ability to offer both heating and cooling functions. This doubles the amount of wear and tear on the system, which means if you want to counteract it you’re going to need to schedule maintenance twice as often. You should schedule maintenance for your heat pump every spring (or summer, if you missed the spring window) and fall for maximum protection.
Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a full range of heat pump maintenance services throughout Fairfax, VA.