Summer is officially here and it’s time to start using your air conditioner regularly if you haven’t been already. Along with that added usage comes greater wear and tear, however. Before you get to the hottest days this summer, it’s a good idea to make sure you schedule professional maintenance for your system, particularly if it’s a heat pump system.

Heat pumps are used all year round, for both your heating needs and your cooling need. As such, bi-annual heat pump maintenance is necessary. Keep reading to learn more about why this is the case.

The Benefits of Bi-Annual Maintenance

Pretty much any homeowner will understand that their heating or cooling system won’t last forever. However, you still want your heat pump system to last as long as possible to get the most for your money.

Maintenance is an integral part of these efforts since it allows your HVAC professional to locate and repair problems as quickly as possible. The longer you let problems go, the more damage they’ll do to the system, and therefore early detection is essential.

Why Bi-Annually?

A typical AC unit or heater needs maintenance once a year to remain in good shape. This should be scheduled the season before the system is expected to be used the most. Therefore, for air conditioners, the ideal maintenance time is typically spring, and for heaters it is fall.

However, heat pumps serve as both heaters and air conditioners, as we mentioned above. Most of the time, if you have a heat pump then you aren’t utilizing any other type of climate control system in your home. This means your heat pump is placed under twice as much strain as a normal HVAC unit, and thus requires twice as much maintenance. So even if your heat pump was checked by a professional last fall, if you skipped your spring maintenance now is the time to schedule an appointment.

To set your heat pump appointment in San Antonio, TX as soon as possible, contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today!

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