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How Often Should I Schedule Maintenance for a Heat Pump?

Regular maintenance from trained technicians is a crucial part of keeping the heating and cooling systems in your home working at peak efficiency. Maintenance also protects heaters and ACs from suffering from unnecessary repair issues and helps them to achieve the longest lifespan possible. Investing in regular maintenance means investing in long-term performance and energy-savings from both your air conditioner and heater.

The recommended schedule for maintenance is one inspection and tune-up a year for each system. The air conditioning maintenance should be done during the spring, and the heater’s during the fall.

But what if you use a heat pump to handle both the heating and cooling of your home? Should it have two maintenance visits annually, or only one?

Why you need to schedule two maintenance visits per year for your heat pump

The answer is two. In this case, it’s best not to think of the maintenance as being for your heat pump, but for your cooling and heating needs. You want to make sure that you are prepared for the climate of the approaching season, whatever it is. In Florida, it is especially important to have a cooling system that will work without mishaps during the long and often sweltering summer. But you can’t be too careful when it comes to the occasional cold weather here. Since your heat pump is both your heater and your air conditioner, it needs maintenance in spring and fall to prepare it.

A heat pump also does more work than a standalone AC or heater. You can expect to have a heat pump working throughout the year—much more so than a standard air conditioner or heater. This amount of stress requires maintenance every six months, or else the system will soon to suffer from a plunge in efficiency and numerous repair problems.

Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. offers a maintenance program to take care of your heat pump (or any other comfort system you have installed). We serve Milton, FL and the surrounding areas.

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