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The Importance of Heat Pump Tune-Ups & Inspections

January 31, 2014

Triangle Tube boiler in LexingtonUnlike air conditioners and furnaces, heat pumps work year-round to both heat and cool your home. They function by transferring heat from the inside of your home to the outside during hotter months and vice versa during colder months. While this can be a cost-effective alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems, it does make regular tune-ups and inspections even more of a necessity.

In fact, it’s recommended that you have your heat pump looked at every six months to ensure optimal service and a longer product life span. So if you haven’t had your annual heat pump tune-up yet, call Jim Lavallee Plumbing & Heating today—or keep reading to see why it’s so important!

Why Heat Pump Tune-Ups Are Important

As we mentioned above, heat pump tune-ups are especially important because you rely on these systems for your comfort all year. They’re particularly important during mild tempered seasons, like fall and spring, to prepare your unit for more extreme weather and ensure functionality during peak seasons. More specifically, you should plan to schedule your inspection during late September – early October or late April – mid May.

Heat pump tune-ups are important primarily because they:

  • Are required by heat pump manufacturers in order to keep your warranty valid
  • Ensure your system’s functionality
  • Can help increase efficiency
  • Can prevent more expensive repairs in the future
  • Can extend the life of your equipment

By ensuring that your heat pump operates effectively, you will save money on your monthly energy bills—and on those late night repairs you’ll have to deal with if there’s a sudden breakdown. On the other hand, if you neglect to have annual heat pump tune-ups and inspections done, it may result in recurring repairs or dirty, clogged filters that limit the efficiency of your unit.

Schedule Your Heat Pump Tune-up

Are you ready to schedule your annual heat pump tune-up—and start saving money in the process? While you can clean your filters on your own, it is recommended to have annual heat pump tune-ups done by professionals who can thoroughly service your unit. At Jim Lavallee Plumbing & Heating, we provide the following maintenance services as part of our heat pump tune-ups:

  • Lubricating joints
  • Tightening screws
  • Inspecting drains
  • Inspecting controls

Essentially, our HVAC specialists will inspect your heat pump to ensure it’s operating effectively and safely and perform routine maintenance that will ensure it continues to do so in the future. At the same time, your annual heat pump inspection can reveal any existing problems you have with your unit so you can schedule repairs or order a replacement as needed. So if you’re ready to give your heat pump the care it needs to operate efficiently year-round, contact us today to schedule a tune-up in the Eastern Massachusetts and the Boston area.

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