You will often read, including on this website, about the benefits of annual HVAC system maintenance. While annual maintenance is far better than no maintenance, when it comes to heat pumps it’s not enough. Let’s take a look at why you need to have your heat pump professionally checked at least twice a year.
Why Preventive Maintenance Is Important
It’s best to schedule preventive maintenance for your system on a regular basis, rather than wait for problems to crop up before treating them. The reason that waiting is a bad idea is that problems are progressive. The longer they are allowed to develop, the more damage they are going to cause. Many problems don’t give off recognizable symptoms until they’re quite advanced, so by the time you notice them it’s too late to prevent the majority of the damage.
Preventive maintenance, on the other hand, allows your HVAC technician to find and fix issues before they have the chance to develop further. You can save thousands of dollars in system repairs over the life of the system. What’s really important, though, is how often you need to schedule maintenance.
Heat Pumps Need Bi-Annual Maintenance
Normally, a climate control system is only used for a few months out of the year. With that amount of wear and tear, preventive maintenance once a year is enough to prevent the negative effects. Heat pumps are both heating and air conditioning systems, however. That means that they are used twice as often, which means double the wear and tear. That’s why you need to schedule maintenance twice as often, in order to keep up with the strain.
Saddleback Plumbing provides comprehensive heat pump repair services throughout Mission Viejo, CA. If you need heat pump repair services of any kind, call today and set up an appointment with one of our experts.