With summer ending soon, many homeowners are getting ready to turn off their air conditioners for the year. If you have a heat pump, though, you’re probably going to continue using it throughout the winter. Heat pumps are well known for their ability to provide both heating and cooling functions. While this is quite convenient for homeowners who use them, it also means that they require different treatment from more traditional climate control systems. Let’s look at why your heat pump needs preventive maintenance at least twice a year.
Preventive maintenance is important, because it is the only real way to proactively deal with problems that might harm the system. Reacting quickly to symptoms of a problem is all well and good, but it still gives the problem a head start on damaging the heat pump. Proactive maintenance, on the other hand, allows us to find and fix potential issues before they ever become a threat. This is why all heaters and air conditioners are recommended to have professional maintenance done at least once every year. Except, of course, for heat pumps.
Why Twice a Year?
The best time to conduct professional maintenance on any climate control system is a couple of months before you plan on using it frequently. That means that air conditioners are often checked in the spring and heaters are checked in the fall. Since a heat pump is often used year round, however, it needs twice as much maintenance as a normal system. If you only schedule professional maintenance for your heat pump once a year, you risk having it develop stress-related issues a few months down the road.
If your heat pump needs maintenance, call Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. We provide heat pump services throughout Lake Butler, GA.