When the summer heat blazes, you are likely very thankful to have a working air conditioner in your home to keep you and your family cool. It’s equally nice to have a functioning heater in the winter. Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your system growing strong, even as the weather changes. A yearly heat pump tune-up each fall from Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning has several benefits.
Why schedule a heat pump tune-up this fall?
1. Reduced risk of breakdowns
The heat pump is a part of your HVAC system that works hard all year long. It pumps heat out of your home in the summer and pumps it into your home in the winter. Because it works year-round, it is particularly susceptible to problems.
Taking time out to give your heat pump a tune-up after a long, hard summer of ridding your house of excess warmth can help technicians locate any problems that may cause a breakdown at an inopportune time. You don’t want to wait until the first freeze hits to discover that there is a problem with your HVAC unit. By scheduling maintenance before the first cold snap hits, you can be more confident that your heater is going to continue to work when you need it most.
2. Improved energy efficiency
A heat pump inherently makes your system more efficient. Instead of using electricity to generate heat, it simply moves already existing heat where it is needed or removes it when it isn’t wanted. Even a part that is designed to improve efficiency can do its job, though, if it is worn out.
During your air conditioner maintenance appointment, the technician working on your system is likely to complete several tasks:
- Checking all the parts to make sure they are working properly
- Replacing a part that looks worn out
- Cleaning any part that has excessive dirt or grime
- Tightening loose bolts or joints
Even something as simple as one loose part can drastically increase the amount of electricity it takes to run your system. A tune-up helps you avoid unnecessarily large utility bills.
3. Makes your system last longer
Moving parts experience wear and tear. This is a normal consequence of regular use. A yearly tune-up on the heat pump and all the other parts of your HVAC system keep normal wear and tear from becoming a bigger problem.
It may be tempting to wait to call a repair company until an obvious problem exists. Taking this approach to air conditioner maintenance, however, can significantly shorten the lifespan of your unit. Just because you don’t see a problem, that doesn’t mean one doesn’t exist or that one isn’t imminent. Sticking to your regular maintenance schedule helps you nip small problems in the bud.
Another reason to get a tune-up is to ensure that you are complying with the terms of your warranty. If your air conditioner breaks suddenly, your warranty not pay to replace it if you have been negligent in taking care of it. Once your warranty expires, the extended lifespan due to proper maintenance is even more important.
Call Bob’s to schedule a heat pump tune-up this fall
Your heating and air conditioning system works hard to keep you comfortable in your home. Return the favor by keeping it in good working order with a yearly tune-up. You can keep it working longer and more efficiently with a visit from one of our technicians. Contact us to set up your appointment today.