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Reminder: Heat Pumps Need Maintenance in Fall Too!

It’s fall and it’s time for heater maintenance. Even if you already scheduled service for it once this year, you may think you’re off the hook. But your heat pump is both a heater and air conditioner. That means your heat pump also needs service during the fall as a heater. After all, your heat pump is operating year-round without any breaks. 

And if you didn’t schedule heater maintenance during the springtime, it’s even more crucial that you do so now. Give our team a call when you’re ready to schedule HVAC maintenance in Hobe Sound, FL for your heat pump. You can also keep reading to learn more about why fall maintenance is so important for your heat pump ahead of the winter season.

Why Twice Annual Maintenance?

If you have a separate air conditioner and heater, you would schedule maintenance for each separate unit once each year. Your heat pump is an all-in-one solution. While this is a huge benefit, that also means your heat pump is running around the clock every single day all year long without a break. This can put a lot of strain on the components since all of the same parts are providing both heating and cooling. 

Scheduling maintenance for your heat pump twice per year is important to make sure that these components always remain in excellent condition. If anything needs to be tightened or replaced we have two opportunities per year to address problems. 

Unique Components

In addition to the standard components, your heat pump does have a handful of components designed to help exclusively with moving refrigerant in the opposite direction to provide heating. We want to make sure that we have an opportunity to inspect those unique components before the winter season. 

For example, refrigerant is not usually moving through the outdoor lines in the winter season, so ice developing on outdoor coils is not a concern for other air conditioners in the winter. But with refrigerant moving through the outdoor lines during the winter when it is cold outside, you do face the risk of ice developing on those coils. 

There’s a safety mechanism that senses when ice is developing and begins moving refrigerant to heat those coils back up and melt ice. But if something is wrong with that safety component, you could face major issues during the winter season. A tune-up is an opportunity for us to identify these problems before they impact your heat pump’s operation. 

Invest in Efficiency

Think about maintenance for your heat pump like maintenance for your car. If you skip out on a tune-up for your car, it’s not going to run as well. It will have old, dirty oil, and eventually no oil after it gets used up. Your heat pump is no different. It needs to be well-lubricated and cared for in order to work efficiently. 

Taking care of your heat pump is going to save you money in the long run because you will have lower monthly energy costs. Plus, an investment in efficiency is also an investment in your comfort. When your heater works better it’s also going to provide elevated comfort.

Contact Mechanical Air Conditioning for your heat pump needs. Schedule an appointment with our expert team today.

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