Benefits of Preventive MaintenanceThe reason that you want to schedule maintenance in the first place is that, as the old saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Once a problem progresses far enough for you to notice it, it will have probably already caused a fair amount of damage to the system. It’s better to have the system checked on a regular basis, so that problems can be found and fixed before they can progress too far. You can save thousands of dollars on repair costs over the life of the system.
Why Bi-Annual Maintenance is NecessaryNormally, scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year is enough to mitigate the majority of the wear and tear on the system. However, heat pumps are used twice as often as other systems, due to their ability to offer both heating and cooling functions. This doubles the amount of wear and tear on the system, which means if you want to counteract it you’re going to need to schedule maintenance twice as often. You should schedule maintenance for your heat pump every spring (or summer, if you missed the spring window) and fall for maximum protection.
Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a full range of heat pump maintenance services throughout Fairfax, VA.