What Services Are Included During Heat Pump Fall Maintenance?

You may have heard that you should have your heat pump serviced twice a year, but that seems like a lot. Is it really worth the money to have your heat pump serviced so frequently? You might be wondering what services are included during heat pump fall maintenance appointments and if they’re really worth the money. The expert HVAC team at Hans explains why it’s so important to keep up with maintenance services for your heat pump.

Is Heat Pump Maintainance Worth It?

On average, a heat pump lasts around 15 years. Like any heating and cooling system, they are not cheap to replace, so as a homeowner, you want to get as much use out of it as possible. Depending on your climate, location, and how well it’s maintained, a heat pump can last for a longer or shorter period of time. Heat pumps in coastal climates or extremely cold climates tend to last for shorter periods of time.

In Montgomery, Alabama, a heat pump could last longer if you maintain it properly. Proper maintenance isn’t just limited to making maintenance appointments. It also includes calling for service as soon as you notice your heat pump is experiencing issues and changing your air filters on a regular basis. It’s also a good idea to clear your outdoor unit of any grass clippings or debris when you see it to prevent the blockage of airflow. 

Why Do Heat Pumps Need To Be Serviced Twice a Year?

People love heat pumps because they are versatile and efficient systems. They can both heat and cool your home for year-round comfort. They are especially effective in hot and humid climates like Alabama. 

Since heat pumps work year-round to make your home comfortable in every season, it’s a smart idea to have them serviced twice a year. You want to schedule an appointment in the spring before you start relying on your heat pump for cool air, and again in the fall before you need your heat pump to provide heat for your home. 

If you had a central air conditioning system in your home, you would also want to have it serviced in the spring before the summer. So although an air conditioner would only need to be serviced once a year, you still need to have a heating system in your home during the winter. Your furnace also needs to be inspected and tuned up before the winter. So although a heat pump is one unit that needs to be serviced twice a year, conversely a furnace and air conditioner are two units that need to each be serviced once a year. So no matter how you heat and cool your home, you still should have 2 maintenance appointments throughout the year.

Hans makes remembering to schedule your HVAC maintenance appointments easy with our Express Comfort Priority Services Membership plan. When you sign up, we’ll contact you to make your tune-up appointments around your schedule, as well as priority service, discounts on parts and labor, and no overtime charges. Signing up is free – become a member today!

Heat Pump Maintenance Checklist

During your heat pump fall maintenance appointment, your experienced HVAC specialist will look at your system inside and out. They will clean, repair, and replace any parts or pieces that are experiencing wear and tear to increase energy efficiency and prevent issues from developing down the line. Here is a heat pump maintenance checklist of the other services you can expect during your heat pump maintenance appointment.

  • Inspect ducts, filters, blower, and indoor condenser coil for dirt and other obstructions
  • Diagnose and seal duct leakage
  • Verify adequate airflow by measurement
  • Verify correct refrigerant charge by measurement
  • Check for refrigerant leaks
  • Inspect electric terminals, and, if necessary, clean and tighten connections, and apply nonconductive coating
  • Lubricate motors, and inspect belts for tightness and wear
  • Verify correct electric control, making sure that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa
  • Verify correct thermostat operation.

Schedule Fall Heat Pump Maintenance With Hans Today

Cooler temperatures will be here before we know it. Help your heat pump save energy and avoid a potential breakdown by scheduling your fall heat pump tune-up with Hans. Contact us today to ensure you don’t miss this important service for your heating and cooling system.

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