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It’s Heat Pump Maintenance Season Again!

Twice per year your heat pump needs maintenance, and right now is the best time to schedule an appointment. Your heat pump has been working hard all summer to keep your home cool, and a check-up is necessary to make sure that all of the components are still in good working order.

After all, your heat pump is not getting a break this winter like a standard air conditioner would. Instead, it will continue working around the clock to keep your home warm as temperatures drop. If you think that you may need heat pump repair, give our team a call to schedule your appointment today. You can keep reading to learn more about why heat pump maintenance is so crucial at this time of the year.

Importance of Heat Pump Maintenance

Scheduling a tune-up for your heat pump is beneficial both now in the short-term and also for the long-term life of the unit. When you invest in heat pump maintenance, our team can take the time to make sure that everything inside of your heat pump is operating the way it should. Even though your heat pump is a strong and sturdy appliance that is designed to last for a long time, components do wear out as the years pass by. 

It is completely normal to have to replace small things here and there inside of your heat pump. A maintenance appointment is just the opportunity to make those tweaks to your system so it can remain in great condition. The alternative to scheduling maintenance is waiting for obvious signs that something is wrong inside of your heat pump and then scheduling a repair appointment. 

The problem with this is that by the time you schedule a repair appointment, whatever is going wrong has had the opportunity to get significantly worse. In fact, it may leave lasting damage to your heat pump that cannot be reversed.

Your heat pump may have a shorter lifespan than it otherwise could. If the average lifespan of a heat pump is 15 years, you might get closer to ten years. When you consider that consistent maintenance can lead to a lifespan of 20 years or longer, you’re cutting the life of your heat pump in half. 

Biannual Maintenance

You also want to keep in mind that maintenance for your heat pump is especially important because your heat pump operates as both a heater and an air conditioner. If you have separate air conditioning and heating units in your home, each system gets a little bit of a break during the off-season. However, a heat pump does not get the same break. 

It is operating all day every day, year-round to maintain comfortable temperatures inside of your home, unless you turn the unit off at any point to give it a break. This means that wear and tear can build up even faster on your heat pump.

Ideally, you should schedule maintenance at the end of the summer season and again at the end of the winter season. These are the months when your heat pump is working the hardest. Scheduling maintenance twice per year greatly reduces the likelihood of a breakdown in between appointments.

Contact Chase Heating and Cooling today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re “Keeping Homes Comfortable In All Seasons.”

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