Heat pumps are incredible. Not only do they work hard to keep your home cool in the summer, but they also heat your home during the cooler months of the year. They're perfect for our climate here in South Central Mississippi. However, even heat pumps need care, and that's why heat pump tune-ups are critical to keeping these systems running right.
Traditional heating and cooling units operate seasonally, while heat pumps work all year. Because of this, they to be tuned up twice a year: in the fall before they switch from cooling to heating and in the spring before they switch from heating to cooling.
There are three main benefits of heat pump tune-up:
A clean, well-maintained heat pump can drastically reduce your electric bills year-round. The U.S. Department of Energy notes that well-maintained heat pumps are upwards of 25% more energy efficient than poorly maintained ones. That's a lot more money back in your pocket during the summer and winter months!
Like all mechanical systems, heat pumps are subject to normal wear-and-tear over time. Belts and coils need to be replaced, fuses go bad, and electrical connections become loose. If these issues aren't dealt with, they can cause problems ranging from energy-inefficiency to complete system failure.
Heat pump tune-ups, performed by an HVAC professional twice a year, allow for the repair or replacement of worn parts before they break or otherwise compromise the system. That's just one of the reasons why properly maintained heat pumps can have a lifespan of 20 years or more.
Maintain your warranty
Most heat pump manufacturers require tune-ups by licensed professionals twice a year to maintain your warranty benefits. Make sure you keep a record of this maintenance in case a warranty-related problem should occur.
Even with biannual tune-ups, you should monitor your heat pump performance throughout the year. If you notice an increase in energy bills, a decrease in airflow, odd smells, or unusual performance issues, call our team out for service right away.
Schedule a tune-up with our team at Channell
The heating and cooling specialists at Channell Heating & Cooling have been in the business for nearly 20 years. Contact us to schedule your heat pump tune-up this spring!