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Want to Keep Your Heat Pump in Good Shape?

heat-pump-cashCooling season is upon us, and if you’re relying on a heat pump to keep cool you’re probably already using it pretty frequently. You don’t want your system to break down on you in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year. So, it’s a pretty good idea to make sure that your system is in ideal shape before stressful seasons like summer. If you want to keep your heat pump healthy and efficient all year-round, there are a couple of tips you should follow.

Schedule Maintenance for Your Heat Pump at Least Twice a Year

Preventive maintenance is one of the best ways to keep pretty much any system in ideal condition. That goes double for heat pumps, though. Most of the problems that can damage HVAC systems start out subtle, and grow more obvious as they develop. Unfortunately, by the time a problem has developed to the point where it is easy to detect, it has very likely already caused quite a lot of damage to the system. Preventive maintenance allows your technician to find and fix issues before they can develop that far. This makes it much easier to keep your system in good condition for longer.

Most HVAC systems, like heaters and air conditioners, only need preventive maintenance once a year. This is because they only have one season out of the year when they are put under a lot of demand. Preventive maintenance is usually constructed the season before the system is going to be used the most often, to make sure that it is ready for the added strain. Heat pumps are used all year-round, though, which means that they have to deal with twice as much wear and tear as other systems. If you want to reap the same benefits from your preventive maintenance as other systems do from theirs, you need to schedule maintenance twice as often. Spring and fall maintenance is highly recommended every year for heat pump systems.

Call for Repairs Promptly

Preventive maintenance is great for dramatically reducing the likelihood of problems occurring, but it cannot prevent them entirely. There is still a pretty good chance that, at some point the lifespan of your heat pump, you will have to have it repaired. The important thing to remember is that the faster you can react to problems with your heat pump, the better off your system will be. You need to keep an eye out for any and all signs that may indicate that your system is having issues, whether that means lower than usual output, unusually high monthly costs, or any other odd behavior. If you even suspect that your heat pump is having issues, call for professional repairs as soon as possible. Faster repairs means less damage and a healthier system.

PRK Services, Inc. provides a full range of heat pump repair and maintenance services in Argyle, TX. If you need heat pump services, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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