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A Reminder About Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance

heat-pumpAs we get close and closer to summer, it is important to remember that you need to schedule preventive maintenance for your air conditioning system before the hot weather hits. If you’re using a heat pump, you need to schedule maintenance for it even if you had it tuned-up less than a year ago. This is because of the way heat pumps operate, which puts them under more strain than the average heater or air conditioner. Read on to find out more about why it’s so important to have spring maintenance done on your heat pump.

Maintenance Catches Issues Early

Heat pump issues are known to develop subtly, and tend not to give off any warning signs unless they’ve been affecting the system for a while. It’s not a good idea to wait for problems to announce themselves before calling for repairs, as you will often have to pay higher repair costs if you do. The best way to mitigate heat pump issues is to schedule preventive maintenance, as it catches heat pump issues before they develop far enough to start causing problems.

Why Bi-Annual Maintenance Matters

Most climate control systems are only really strenuously used one season out of the year. This concentrated usage means that scheduling maintenance the season before is typically enough to ensure that the system stays in good condition when it’s being used the most. Heat pumps are used as both heaters and air conditioners, though, which means they are used year-round. This increases the wear and tear on the system, so more frequent maintenance is needed to counteract it. You should be scheduling preventive maintenance for your heat pump every spring and fall to keep it healthy.

Excel Air Corporation provides comprehensive heat pump maintenance services in Escondido, CA. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.  

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