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That’s Right: Your Heat Pump Needs Biannual Maintenance

We talk a lot about the importance of scheduling maintenance services for your air conditioner and heater. Preventative maintenance for your home appliances is an investment in your home and your family’s comfort. But each different type of heating and cooling system has different maintenance needs. For example, if you have a heat pump system, you need to schedule maintenance twice per year. 

If you want to schedule heat pump maintenance in Bellevue, our team is here to help. Give us a call. We can answer your questions about maximizing both heating and cooling with your heat pump as well as scheduling your maintenance appointment.

Importance of Preventative Care

If you could foresee problems that would come up in the months and years ahead, you’d probably take steps to prevent those problems from ever occurring, or at least from being too significant. While you can’t predict exactly when you’ll have heat pump problems, if you don’t schedule heat pump maintenance twice each year, you’ll face heat pump repairs in the future. 

Preventative care is a way to make incremental changes that have a positive impact on your heat pump system. When you don’t schedule heat pump maintenance as often or skip out on it entirely, you’re rolling the dice on the potential of having problems. While you may not have problems in the short term, the longer you go without maintenance the more likely you’ll experience a heat pump breakdown. 

Why Twice Per Year?

Your heat pump is an all-in-one heating and cooling unit. You can change the settings on your thermostat and this one system switches effortlessly between heating and cooling. While this is a huge benefit, it also comes with its downsides. Since your heat pump is working around the year, it takes on twice the wear and tear.

If you had a separate air conditioner and heater, you would schedule maintenance appointments for each system. You can think of heat pump maintenance in the same way. You are technically scheduling maintenance once for the system as an air conditioner and another time for the system as a heater.

Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

There are other ways that you can care for your heat pump aside from scheduling maintenance twice each year. You can also turn the system completely off on days when the weather is mild. You can turn your heat pump off for a few hours or a few days depending on your comfort level. Any length of time that you can turn your heat pump off and give the system a break is beneficial. 

You can also be diligent about keeping up with homeowner maintenance. This includes changing the air filter on time every single month. If you don’t, your air filter can get clogged up and block airflow into the system. In addition to blocking airflow, dust and dirt particles can begin to get through the air filter and circulate through your heat pump system to ultimately blow back into your home. 

Connecting you to comfort. Schedule an appointment today for heat pump maintenance with the team of experts at WSB HVAC.

Apr 24, 2023 | Air Conditioning