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Why Your Heat Pump Needs Bi-Annual Maintenance

It’s well-known how beneficial preventive maintenance is for climate control systems. What too many people don’t know, however, is how heat pumps differ from other climate control systems in terms of maintenance needs. You may think that you don’t need to schedule maintenance for your heat pump system this summer, especially if you’ve had it checked less than a year ago. However, that isn’t the case. Let’s take a look at why your heat pump needs bi-annual maintenance.

Preventive Maintenance

The point of preventive maintenance is to catch problems before they have the chance to develop. The majority of climate control problems don’t manifest physical systems until they’re quite advanced. If you wait for a problem to show itself before calling for repairs, you will likely be too late to prevent the majority of the damage.

Preventive maintenance allows your HVAC technician to find and fix problems before they have the chance to develop. As long as you schedule maintenance on a regular basis, you can prevent a great many problems and save thousands of dollars over the life of the system.

Bi-Annual Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is only required once a year for most climate control systems. Typically, maintenance is conducted right before the most stressful part of the year for the system. This helps to ensure that the system is in the best possible shape to cope with the added stress. The difference with heat pumps is that they are used all year-round. This doubles the amount of wear and tear on the system, which means that it needs maintenance twice as often. A heat pump should have maintenance scheduled during both fall and spring. If you miss either of those windows, maintenance should still help providing you schedule it as soon as possible.

Celco Heating and Air Conditioning provides heat pump maintenance services throughout Stamford, CT. 

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