Heat pumps are a great cost-saving and energy-saving addition to your home. Not only can these systems provide both heating and cooling capabilities, but they also save on energy by moving heat instead of generating heat during the colder months. This consumes much less energy.
Routine maintenance manages the life of your heat pump and decreases the chances of a breakdown. To learn more about heat pumps or to schedule a tune up for your system, contact A+ Heating and Cooling – Electrical today.
How you use your heat pump will dictate how often it needs maintenance. If you’re a snowbird and are usually only in Ocean Isle during the winter, having maintenance done in the fall is essential. Proper maintenance ensures your heat pump will be at peak condition when it’s working the hardest.
If you use your heat pump as a means to keep your home cool in the summer as well as warm in the winter, then you’ll want to have your heat pump tune up twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall.
Although this might seem like a lot to remember, the Department of Energy reports that the difference in energy consumption between a well-maintained unit and a neglected one ranges from 10-25%. Your energy savings will help make up for two heat pump maintenance appointments.
Heat pumps use high voltage electricity and refrigerant chemicals, so regular heat pump maintenance is best performed by a professional. A seasonal heat pump inspection tends to last one and a half to two hours, depending on the work required. Here are the common checks and services that will be performed during your regular heat pump tune up appointment:
Being regular with your heat pump tune up appointments is great, but it’s not enough to keep your heat pump in the best condition. Follow these tips to make sure your heat pump stays operational:
Every year, heat pump tune up appointments fill up fast. It’s best to call in the early spring and late summer or early fall. If you frequently forget, signing up for A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical’s Cool Club could be a good solution. We’ll schedule your appointments for you so you never miss an important maintenance check. Give us a call today to learn more. For all of your air conditioning and heating system needs, including heat pump service, contact us today.