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Why Heat Pumps Need Bi-Annual Maintenance

Summer is here, which means the next few months are going to be pretty stressful for your heat pump. You may think that your system can handle the added strain, especially since you had it professionally checked just a few months ago. The reality is, though, that you probably need to have it checked again before summer gets into full swing. Let’s take a look at why heat pumps need maintenance twice as often as other climate control systems.


Most people wait for problems to show themselves before calling for repairs for their climate control systems. The problem with that is that most climate control issues don’t display outward symptoms until they’ve been around for a while. By the time you notice one of these symptoms, it is very likely too late to actually prevent the majority of the damage to the system. Preventive maintenance, on the other hand, allows your HVAC technician to find and fix issues before they’ve had the chance to develop far enough to cause a lot of damage. If you schedule preventive maintenance on a regular basis, you could easily save thousands of dollars on repairs over the life of the system.

Bi-Annual Maintenance

Most climate control systems only need preventive maintenance about once a year in order to stay in the best possible shape. That doesn’t really work for heat pumps, as they’re used as both heating and cooling systems. If you’re using your heat pump system all year round, you’re putting twice as much wear and tear on it as other systems. That means you’re going to need to schedule maintenance for it twice as often if you want to keep it in the best possible condition.

PRK Services, Inc. provides comprehensive heat pump maintenance services throughout Argyle, TX. Call today if you need to make an appointment.

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