Being on the east coast, we are fortunate to experience all four seasons to the fullest – sometimes they aren’t exactly when they’re supposed to be but we do experience them. That means we rely heavily on our heat pump system to keep us in the comfort zone all year round. All too often, we take our systems for granted and just expect that they will keep us warm or cool depending on the season. Just as we expect our heat pump system to take care of us, it is our responsibility to take care of it.
Preventive maintenance saves on repairs
Just like the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”, most problems start off small and may even be unnoticeable to the untrained eye but can be prevented to prevent a costly repair. Having a maintenance program in place not only catches these issues early but allows you to make repairs before they become emergencies. A heat pump system that is regularly serviced runs at a high efficiency saving on those monthly electric bills, too. That is a win/win for your wallet and your heat pump system.
Benefits of a maintenance program
When you have your heat pump system regularly maintained, you can expect the following benefits:
- Clean condenser coils that save energy. When your system is clean and clear of all build-up, it runs at a higher efficiency. This results in energy savings and lower energy bills.
- Clean filters which create clean airflow. The indoor air quality is affected by the condition of the filter in your heat pump system. This can cause concerns such as allergens, bacteria, and pollutants in the air. The Department of Energy confirms that changing filters is an important part of maintaining a heat pump system.
- Properly charged coolant which helps keep your home at a more comfortable level.
- Saving money on labor and parts. By maintaining your system on a regular basis, problems are caught early. This means lower chances of “emergency” service calls.
- Equipment warranties that remain in force. This is a big one! Almost all warranties have a clause regarding regular maintenance. A heat pump system that is not maintained will void the warranty. Don’t get caught up in this, arrange for a regular maintenance schedule.
- Extended life of your heat pump system. A maintained heat pump system is more likely to run for a longer duration. Keeping the system in tip-top shape allows it to operate at peak performance.
It’s important that you find a service contract that you are comfortable with and that fits your system’s needs. We encourage every homeowner to have an annual contract in place so that they have peace of mind that their heat pump system will be ready to perform when you call upon it. Contact our office today and let’s talk about your system type and the service contracts available to you.