We recommend that any air conditioner or heating system receives a professional maintenance visit once a year. Annual maintenance visits ensure that the components are in proper working order, or you can find out about any issues within the system that need repair. This means that your heating and cooling equipment is more likely to run properly and less likely to break down in extreme temperatures. But a heat pump requires a little more attention than your average heater or air conditioner.
A heat pump is special
Most heating systems should have service sometime before the cooler weather picks up, and most cooling systems should have service in the spring. But a heat pump is special since it uses the same components for both heating and cooling.
This means that a heat pump deserves service twice a year, rather than only once, so that you can ensure proper performance for the heating season and for the cooling season. There are many mechanical and electrical components within a heat pump that allow for such efficiency and performance for heating and cooling, and these can become worn down over time.
How maintenance helps
Any level of wear and tear can harm the heat pump, making it more difficult for moving parts to operate, and therefore consuming more energy. Annual maintenance can help in the following ways:
- Identifies problems: The technician will check on important components such as the reversing valve, to make sure it is able to reverse the flow of refrigerant as needed when the seasons change.
- Lowers chances of problems: An inspection is not the end of a maintenance visit. A technician will also make some adjustments wherever necessary, like if electrical components need tightening, which lowers the chance of a repair need later in the heating or cooling season.
- Restores efficiency: Cleaning up the outside coils and fine-tuning components allows for smoother operation with less energy usage.
- Extends life: All of these tasks can even allow the unit to live for a little bit longer!
AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. offers quality maintenance services at a fair price. Call today to learn more or to schedule maintenance in the Richmond Hill area!