4 Benefits of Heat Pump Maintenance
Maintains Equipment Warranty
Your manufacturer’s warranty is something you should take seriously. Keep in mind most warranties come with fine print details that say only qualified HVAC pros should service your equipment and system. This goes for repair work as well as seasonal maintenance. Having an expert like Madeira Heating & Air perform maintenance will keep your warranty valid, which is essential should a part become defective or there be some sort of equipment malfunction.
Prolongs Heat Pumps Lifespan
Regular maintenance makes a heat pump last much longer than units that are not maintained. Wear and tear often occur because it’s constantly running throughout the hot and cold months. Leaving any minor issues developing unaddressed shortens the HVAC unit’s service lifespan. In some cases, it can even put your home’s comfort level and the unit’s safety at risk. Annual maintenance (at least one time per year an expert needs to service your heat pump) is designed to catch and fix any problems early on in addition to keeping everything running the way it’s meant to. There’s a reason heat pump manufacturers require annual maintenance to keep warranties valid and that’s mainly because they want their product to last.
Enhanced Health and Comfort
A heat pump’s performance can affect the homeowner’s comfort and health. Without regular maintenance from an expert like Madeira Heating & Air, it can put everyone’s safety at high risk in the home. Heat pumps can emit gas if it were to crack. Fire hazards can be created because of short-circuiting. With regular maintenance, all these problems are addressed early on, leaving the home more comfortable and safer.
Lessens Likelihood of a Breakdown
An unexpected system breakdown is the last thing you want to experience when winter is in full swing here in Southwest Ohio. Regular maintenance helps reduce the risk of an emergency breakdown. This goes for any and all HVAC equipment. We perform an inspection, perform heat pump repair work. We adjust vital components in the unit, including blower motors, electrical connections, safety panels, and more. The service ensures overall that potential problems are prevented from happening in the first place once the season is underway.
General Heat Pump Maintenance Questions & Answers
Do heat pumps need annual maintenance?
Heat pumps require a tune up two times annually to maintain proper performance and energy efficiency. It is highly recommended your heat pump maintenance services are performed by an expert HVAC technician in the spring and in the fall. Having said that, homeowners can get by having it performed a minimum of once a year. This allows us to identify small problems and correct them before they become major mechanical breakdowns that are far more expensive and inconvenient.
What sort of maintenance should I perform on my heat pump?
If you own a heat pump, you definitely need to be checking your air filters every month and changing them as often as necessary. Replacing the air filter is a simple process that takes little time and almost all heat pump owners can do it on their own. This needs to be done regularly because the heat pump’s air filter will collect a lot of dirt, dust and other impurities that can hinder airflow and cause damage. In addition to checking air filters monthly, the unit needs cleaned and cared for during the winter. If you have a heat pump, you want to keep your outdoor unit clear of snow, ice, and debris. This includes the top, sides, bottom, and around the heat pump.
How much does heat pump maintenance cost?
Let’s face it. The cost of paying an HVAC technician to go to a customer’s home with all the industry’s latest tools and equipment in a service van isn’t cheap. However, at Madeira Heating & Air, we make it work for homeowners. We promote maintenance for the benefit of our customers. In other words, this isn’t something we are making much money on. Heat pump maintenance costs are usually between $50 and $180, with an additional hourly rate ranging between $80 and $160 for additional labor on top of any replacement parts. This additional labor and parts would cost more as part of a repair visit. In any case, we art Madeira Heating & Air offers online deals and frequent specials for heat pump maintenance with discounted rates. We also offer Scheduled Maintenance Agreements or Preventative Maintenance Plans to lower the cost even more.
What Our Customers Are Saying
We had such a great experience! We inquired the this morning about someone coming out to look at our heater and we quickly got an appointment the same day. They were prompt and very professional.Overall, really grateful for the speedy and wonderful service and will definitely use Madeira Heating and Air in the future.
- Jessica M
Mark from Madeira HVAC deserves 5 stars!! This is a great company to call and my experience with Mark was everything you want from a diagnostic service call. Honest, professional, communicative, and took the necessary time and then some to ensure he gave me the most accurate info available. Will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Would call them back in a heartbeat.
- Dan G
A very honest and professional company that did NOT try and sell me a new furnace like so many others have. They diagnosed the problem quickly and suggested a repair, other than replacement as the competetion did. I highly recommend calling them first!
- Kirk H