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Is Heat Pump Maintenance Really Worth the Investment? A Full Breakdown

Maintenance is a pretty general term. It’s a service that mechanics provide for automobiles, IT departments perform on computers, and HVAC specialists use for heating and air conditioning systems. But there are major differences between these kinds of maintenance, and not all maintenance is equally important.

For instance, if you work remotely, you might not depend on your car as much to get the full benefits from maintenance. Likewise, many people use their phones instead of their computers, so computer maintenance isn’t as valuable. But there are very few people in the world who don’t rely on some kind of heating or cooling system for their home. You’re just more likely to get the full benefits of heat pump maintenance than any other kind of maintenance.

But what does heat pump maintenance in the San Juan Islands consist of? And how do you know when it’s worth it? We’ll break it down for you today.

The Power of Heat Pump Maintenance

Let’s start with the important part–why maintenance is such a valuable thing to invest in. Here are just five simple ways you could benefit from maintenance right now.

  • Improved performance. An air conditioner that has been maintained will operate faster and more effectively. With cleaned coils, lubricated components, and a cleared ventilation system, you’ll get more airflow and more comfortable temperatures on a regular basis.
  • Better system efficiency. Nervous about the energy bill at the end of the month? With maintenance, we seek to retain your AC’s efficiency throughout the course of its lifespan. Normally, without maintenance, an air conditioner can lose up to 5% of its efficiency compounding year after year. With maintenance, you can keep your system running efficiently for a decade or longer.
  • Precise temperature control. It can be a hassle to constantly check the thermostat as to whether or not your air conditioner is on and functioning properly. With routine maintenance, you get more precise control over the temperature of your home.
  • System longevity. An air conditioner can only hope to last 10-15 years with regular scheduled maintenance. An unmaintained, neglected system might only last half as long due to constant wear and tear.
  • System Warranty. With manufactures providing 10 years of part warranty, would it surprise you to know that manufactures actually ask for annual maintenance and can deny warranty because of lack of maintenance?

We could go on, but it’s important to remember that maintenance is concerned with keeping your AC or heating system in working order for as long as possible. This enables you to get the most out of your system and ward off a replacement for a long time.

The Verdict

The short answer? Yes. Heat pump maintenance is vital for your home comfort, efficiency, and the lifespan of your equipment. But that’s not the whole picture.

Think about how much you use your heating or cooling system on a regular basis. Our summers are about to be record-breaking, coming out of a cold and brutal winter. The more efficiently your air conditioner works this year, and the longer it lasts, the less money you’ll have to pay in the long run.

So, schedule your first maintenance appointment so you can start maximizing the efficiency and power of your heat pump system!

Our team of Home Performance Experts has served the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you too! Contact Barron Heating and Air Conditioning today for maintenance. 

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