It’s official: we are heading into the winter season here in Orlando. While our temperatures belie the coming season, before we know it, we’ll be in throes of the holiday season, and our mild temperatures will begin to cool. If you have a heat pump system, you may have already switched to heating once or twice to take the chill from the nighttime air, but before you turn the heat on all the way, remember to schedule heating maintenance. Many homeowners wonder why they need to schedule their heat pumps for maintenance when they just did so in the spring. We’ll explain more below.
Twice the Work
One of the biggest benefits of owning a heat pump system is the fact that a single device provides both heating and cooling. That means instead of investing in two separate systems, you can invest in one. But, using a single device to provide both the heating and cooling for your home means your single device works twice as hard as a separate heating or cooling system. In order to keep it in good working order, it needs to be maintained on a bi-annual basis.
Can’t I Do the Maintenance Myself?
It can be tempting to try and save a little money by maintaining your heat pump yourself. However, this isn’t really a good idea. When our experts perform maintenance, we do a full tune-up to your system. This means we are in the system, cleaning components, checking electrical connections and wiring, checking the refrigerant level, etc. You probably wouldn’t want anyone but a licensed, trained mechanic poking around your car for a tune-up, right? So let a trained and certified professional handle the bi-annual maintenance for your heat pump system.
Enjoy our warm weather – but don’t forget to call the pros from Downtown Air and Heat for bi-annual maintenance for your heat pump HVAC!