While we are right in the middle of spring, summer will creep up on us before we know it and it will be time to get our homes prepared for the summer heat. One way to do this is by scheduling annual preventive maintenance to ensure that your air conditioning system is in good shape.
What if you use a heat pump system to stay cool though? You’re going to have more to consider if you want it to hold up well this season, since you use it all year long and not just for one season. Below, we’ve highlighted some reasons why heat pumps should be maintained twice as often as alternative heating and cooling systems.
The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance
Why is it a good idea to have preventive maintenance done in the first place? As with many other progressive problems with appliances and devices, how quickly you respond to HVAC issues will determine how much damage you’ll be able to prevent.
The reason you should not delay and way for physical symptoms to alert you to heat pump problems is because most heat pump issues don’t have outward warning signs until it’s too late. You don’t want to wait until problems are advanced to address them.
By the time your heat pump problems have advanced to this point, it may be too late to prevent the majority of damage that can now occur. Scheduling routine preventive maintenance allows your technician the opportunity to find and fix issues before they can develop any further.
Why Bi-Annual Maintenance?
A typical HVAC system only requires preventive maintenance once a year in order to remain in good working condition. This maintenance is usually completed the season before your system is going to be under the most stress to make sure that it is able to cope.
Since heat pumps provide both heating and cooling functions, this means that they are actually put under double the strain on an annual basis in comparison to other systems. In order to keep your heat pump in the best shape at all times, you need to schedule both spring and fall maintenance each year.
To schedule your heat pump maintenance appointment in Chicago, IL, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today.