Heat pumps are perfect for providing heating and cooling in a warm climate like Sarasota, Florida. They’re efficient, comfortable and reliable, but they still need to be maintained regularly. In particular, scheduling heat pump maintenance during the spring ensures your system is ready to beat the summer heat. Here are a few key things you can expect from a springtime maintenance visit.
Heat pumps are naturally efficient, but neglecting regular maintenance can reduce your system’s efficiency by up to 25 percent. A springtime maintenance visit can help to restore that lost efficiency and eliminate wasted energy. This typically involves replacing air filters, inspecting your system for proper airflow and checking that your thermostats are working properly. As an added bonus, restoring strong airflow helps improve your indoor air quality by ensuring maximum filtration.
When the heat and humidity of summer strikes, the last thing you need is a malfunctioning HVAC system. With regular heat pump maintenance, you won’t have to worry about routine wear and tear becoming a major system breakdown. You’ll get a thorough inspection that’s designed to evaluate your system and catch small problems before they become big ones. Spring maintenance also includes cleaning and lubrication services to keep your key components functioning optimally.
Longer Service Life
A high-quality heat pump may last up to 15 years on average. However, some heat pumps may require replacement in as little as five to eight years if they aren’t properly maintained. Taking care of your system is key to ensuring you can enjoy it for as long as possible. Considering the cost of a new system, regular maintenance is a small price to pay for years of added service.
While you’re busy doing your spring cleaning, there’s no doubt you should give your heat pump some attention as well. For more on how you can get your HVAC system geared up for summer, check out Climatic Conditioning’s HVAC maintenance plans or speak with a friendly representative at (941) 758-3080.