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Are You Scheduling Your Heat Pump Maintenance Bi-Annually?

Summer is officially here! It’s about time for you to start using your air conditioner on a regular basis, if you haven’t already been using it pretty regularly. Of course, with the increased use comes wear and tear. Therefore, before our weather reaches the hottest temperatures this summer, you’ll want to make sure you’ve schedule professional maintenance services—particularly if you have a heat pump.

Heat pumps are utilized all year long, providing both your heating needs during the winter and cooling needs during the summer. As a result, bi-annual heat pump maintenance is a must. Read below to learn more about why this is the case.

Why Heat Pump Maintenance is Essential

Most homeowners understand that their HVAC system won’t last forever. However, you of course want your heat pump system to last as long as possible so you can get the biggest return on your investment possible.

Maintenance is key to these efforts. Maintenance services allow your HVAC professional to find and fix problems in a timely manner. The longer you wait to manage small problems, the more chance there is of it growing into a larger, costlier emergency. Therefore, early detection is important.

Why Should it Be Done Bi-Annually?

Your average air conditioning unit or heating unit needs to be maintained once a year to remain in top shape. This maintenance should be scheduled the season before the system is expected to be used the most. Therefore, air conditioners should be maintained in the spring, and heaters should be maintained in the fall.

But heat pumps are unique in that they serve as both heaters and air conditioners. Typically if you have a heat pump, then you aren’t utilizing any other type of HVAC system. Therefore, your heat pump is doing double the work, so it needs double the maintenance. If you had your heat pump checked by a professional last fall and skipped your spring maintenance, now is the time to make a service appointment.

For quality heat pump maintenance services throughout McKinney, TX, contact Oaks Heat & Air today.

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