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Does a Heat Pump Need Maintenance in Spring as Well as Fall?

One of the biggest advantages of a heat pump is that it works as both an air conditioner and a heater. If a heat pump is right for your home, you can have both your winter warmth and summer cooling taken care of with one installation.

However, because a heat pump will work for many months around the year, it has special considerations when it comes to proper maintenance. It needs two maintenance services: one during the spring to see that it is prepared for the coming summer months, and one during the fall to get it ready for the winter.

To sign up for a maintenance program to keep your heat pump in Fresno, CA in top condition throughout the year, call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. We have many decades of experience working with heat pumps in the Central Valley.

Regular heat pump maintenance

Here is something to keep in a mind about a heat pump: It provides heating and cooling for a home using the same method and the same set of components. This means that it will suffer wear and tear throughout the year regardless of whether it is working in heating mode or cooling mode. The heat pump uses the same coils, motors, and capacitors to handle either job.

Most important of all is the compressor. This component is the heart of the heat pump and the location where energy is passed to the refrigerant so it can carry out heat exchange for both heating and cooling modes. A damaged compressor can mean the end of the whole heat pump, and it must have twice-yearly inspections and tune-ups to prevent it from an early burn-out.   A heat pump is a major investment in comfort for a home, and you want to make sure that your heat pump continues to work for many years. Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning offers an Ultimate Service Agreement that will provide your heat pump with two seasonal tune-ups per year, as well as other benefits. Call us today to sign up and get started with caring for your heat pump.

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